Ainsi l'on a remarque, notamment, la presence de Naoual El Moutawakil et Said Aouita
, d'anciens internationaux du football national (Said Ghandi, Mustapha Haddaoui, Fakhreddine Rajhi...) a cote d'autres pratiquants et dirigeants d'equipes de diverses disciplines (Abroun, Aamouri, Manfalouti etc.) , sans oublier les huit femmes auxquelles un vibrant hommage a ete rendu pour leur distinction, chacune a son poste de responsabilite, en tant que femmes de grande valeur qu'il faudra encourager et donner en exemple leurs prestations de tous les jours.
One player is said to have joked that had the brilliant Moroccan athlete of that time, Said Aouita
, been Welsh he would have won 50 caps under Waldron, so extreme was the emphasis on fitness.
John Walker was a regular visitor to Tyneside over the years and in 1987 the popular athlete claimed the title with a time of 3:58.75 before Morocco's Said Aouita
surged round four laps of the track four years later in 3:51.97, a time which still stands this day as a stadium record.
The distance runners have been training under the tutelage of former Moroccan Olympic and World Champion Saeed Aouita
. "We have a programme prepared for all of them, but due to Ramadan we decided to allow some of them to be with their families.
Come 2017, UAE have pinned their hopes on Alia again to give them a medal boost with coach Said Aouita
calling her their trump card.
Abdelaati Iguider (3:49.09) was the bronze medalist in Beijing last summer and he is Morocco's third-fastest miler in history, trailing only world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj and Said Aouita
, the former world record holder.
Indeed, competitive running has been well established in Morocco since the mid-1970s and has produced several world champions and Olympians including Said Aouita
and Hicham el Guerrouj (Redis, 2009).
Former Morocco Olympic 5000m champion Said Aouita
said HM King Hamad's patronage of the Arab championship will make the best of its kind throughout history.
, men's 5000 metres Olympic champion in 1984 (4) 11.
It was a bad Saturday allround for Findlay with her Westmead Aouita
suffering a broken hock at Crayford and Bush Standard finishing sore in the Tony Morris Memorial final at the Kent track.
What nationality was the runner Said Aouita
, who in 1985 held world records for both the 1500 metres and 5000 metres?
DAVID MOORCROFT: Set world 5000m record of 13:00.41 in oslo in 1982, which stood for three years until broken by Said Aouita
. Won 5000m gold in 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.