Ridouane Harroufi

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Ridouane Harroufi
Ridouane Harroufi winning the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-mile race.jpg
Ridouane Harroufi winning the 2009 Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run with a time of 45:56.
Born (1981-07-30) 30 July 1981 (age 35)
Nationality Moroccan
Occupation Long-distance runner

Ridouane Harroufi (born 30 July 1981 in Azrou) is a Moroccan long-distance runner who competes in road running competitions, including the marathon.

Life and sports[edit]

He first represented his country at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, running in the junior races in 1999 and 2000. He was sixth over 1500 metres at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics. Moving up to the senior ranks, he came tenth at the 2003 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to lead Morocco to fourth place in the men's team rankings. The year after he ran in the long race at the 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, but managed only 63rd place.[1]

He won the Parelloop 10K in race in the Netherlands in 2005.[2] On April 6, 2008, he won the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run in Washington D.C., and successfully defended his title on April 5, 2009.[3] He won the Bolder Boulder race twice consecutively in 2007 and 2008.

He won the Cherry Blossom ten-miler in 45 minutes and 56 seconds, the fastest time in the event since Simon Rono ran 45:51 in 1998.[4] He also won the Boilermaker Road Race in Utica, New York and Azalea Trail Run that year.[5] He came ninth at the 2010 Chicago Marathon.

On May 15, 2011 Harroufi won the 100th Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco California with a time of 34 minutes and 26 seconds, breaking a string of 20 consecutive event victories by runners from Kenya. He won the 34th annual Boilermaker Road Race for the second time in his career on July 10, 2011. His official race time was 43 minutes and 30 seconds. He ran at the 2011 Fukuoka Marathon and was ninth overall.[6]

Harroufi returned a positive doping test for EPO at the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17, 2013 and was given a two-year ban from competition. His period of ineligibility ends on July 30, 2015.[7]


  1. ^ Harroufi, Ridouane. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  2. ^ Arrs.net: List of Parelloop winners
  3. ^ Hage, Jim (April 6, 2009). "Harroufi Wins Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  4. ^ Hage, Jim (April 6, 2009). "Ridouane Harroufi Wins 37th Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ Donovan, Andrew (July 12, 2009). "Boilermaker 2009 in the history books". WKTV. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2011-11-04). Running in his debut, Ndambiri triumphs in Fukuoka. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  7. ^ Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 21.05.14. IAAF (archived). Retrieved on 2014-05-26.

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