ATHLETE

Hicham El Guerrouj

1974 - Today

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Hicham El Guerrouj (Arabic: هشام الݣروج, Hishāmu l-Karrūj; Berber: Hisham El Gerruj, ⵀⵉⵛⴰⵎ ⴻⵍ ⴳⴻⵔⵔⵓⵊ; born 14 September 1974) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. El Guerrouj is the current world record holder of the outdoor 1500 metres, mile, and 2000 metres events. He also held indoor world records for the mile and 1500 metres until 2019, and is the only man since Paavo Nurmi to earn a gold medal in both the 1500 metres and 5000 metres at the same Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hicham El Guerrouj has received more than 1,085,268 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Hicham El Guerrouj is the 329th most popular athlete (up from 349th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Morocco (down from 60th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Moroccan Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Hicham El Guerrouj ranks 329 out of 3,055Before him are Ann-Britt Leyman, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Delfo Cabrera, Angela Voigt, Arnold Luhaäär, and Imre Németh. After him are Rosa Mota, Lis Hartel, William Porter, Adolf Wiklund, Władysław Komar, and Lillian Copeland.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1974, Hicham El Guerrouj ranks 90Before him are Tricia Helfer, Alexander Pichushkin, Kim Dotcom, Mutassim Gaddafi, Prodigy, and Melanie C. After him are Dado Pršo, Daniel Wu, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sylvinho, Thure Lindhardt, and Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Hicham El Guerrouj ranks 71 out of 163Before him are Dominique Mamberti (1952), Alain Souchon (1944), Nawal El Moutawakel (1962), Rhadi Ben Abdesselam (1929), Mustapha Hadji (1971), and Ezzaki Badou (1959). After him are Azzeddine Laraki (1929), Abderrahmane Mahjoub (1929), Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco (1970), RedOne (1972), Gad Elmaleh (1971), and Noureddine Naybet (1970).

Among ATHLETES In Morocco

Among athletes born in Morocco, Hicham El Guerrouj ranks 4Before him are Saïd Aouita (1959), Nawal El Moutawakel (1962), and Rhadi Ben Abdesselam (1929). After him are Brahim Boutayeb (1967), Nezha Bidouane (1969), Jaouad Gharib (1972), Mohammed Mourhit (1970), Salah Hissou (1972), Khalid Boulami (1969), Hasna Benhassi (1978), and Rashid Ramzi (1980).