Brahim Boulami (Arabic: ابراهيم بولامي‎) (born April 20, 1972 in Safi) is a Moroccan athlete who set two world records in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, 7:55.28 and 7:53.17.[1][2] The latter was overturned because he tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug EPO.[3][4] Boulami was banned for two years in 2002 after the positive test.[3] His time of 7:55.28 in the 3000 meter steeplechase from the year before the positive test is currently the fourth fastest ever run.

Brahim Boulami
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Morocco
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bari 3000 m Steeple
Gold medal – first place 2005 Almería 3000 m Steeple

His older brother Khalid Boulami is an Olympic bronze medalist.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Brahim Boulami". SMMI. June 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "Brahim Boulami". All Athletics.
  3. ^ a b Alexandra Hudson (November 26, 2003). "Lagat calls for EPO test to be scrapped". ESPN. Boulami, the steeplechase world record holder, showed traces of EPO in his body in August 2002.
  4. ^ Tom Knight (August 30, 2002). "Athletics: Boulami pulls out after positive test". The Telegraph. Brahim Boulami will be among the big names missing from tonight's penultimate Golden League meeting after testing positive for the performance enhancing drug EPO.
  5. ^ "Brahim Boulami". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Related Olympians: Brother of Khalid Boulami.
  6. ^ "Khalid Boulami". Sports Reference. Medals: 1 Bronze

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Preceded by
  Bernard Barmasai
Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase World Record Holder
August 24, 2001 — September 3, 2004
Succeeded by
  Saif Saaeed Shaheen
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Bernard Barmasai
Men's 3,000 m Steeple Best Year Performance
2001 — 2002
Succeeded by
  Saif Saeed Shaheen