Adil Kaouch

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Adil Kaouch
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Morocco
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Helsinki 1500 m
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 2005 Almería 1500 m

Adil Kaouch (Arabic: عادل الكوش‎) (born January 1, 1979) is a Moroccan middle distance runner.

In 1998 he won the World Junior Championships over 1500 metres. The next year won a 5000 metres gold medal at the 1999 Pan Arab Games.

At the 1999 and 2001 World Championships, he took the role of setting a fast early pace to pull his teammate Hicham El Guerrouj away to victory. [1]

At the 2000 Sydney Olympic he failed to advance from his heat in the 1500m, and Hicham El Guerrouj was eventually upset in a sprint finish by Kenyan Noah Ngeny. At this race, another Moroccan runner Youssef Baba set the pace for El Guerrouj.

At the 2004 Athens Olympic he finished 9th (3:38.26) at the 1500m final, where his compatriot Hicham El Guerrouj won the Olympics gold medal. At this race he did not run as a pacemaker for El Guerrouj, although he was expected to do so.

In August 2005 he won a 1500 metres silver medal at the World Championships.

In April 2006 he won the silver medal in the short race at the World Cross Country Championships, as well as a bronze medal in the team competition. [2]

Kaouch was suspended on August 2007 after failing a doping test.[3]

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External links[edit]

Adil Kaouch at World Athletics