Salah Hissou

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Salah Hissou
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta 10,000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Sevilla 5000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Athens 10,000 m

Salah Hissou (Arabic: صلاح حيسو‎‎) (born January 16, 1972 in Ait Taghia, Kasba Tadla) is a long-distance runner from Morocco, who won the gold medal over 5000 metres at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville. With 26:38.08 he also set a world record over 10,000 metres in Brussels in 1996 and won a bronze medal over 10,000 m at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.


Preceded by
Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie
Men's 10,000 m World Record Holder
August 23, 1996 – August 4, 1997
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenya Richard Limo
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Kenya Stephen Cherono