Brahim Lahlafi (Arabic: إبراهيم لحلافي‎) (born 15 April 1968, in Fes) is a retired long-distance runner who represented Morocco during his active career. He acquired French citizenship on 6 April 2002, but represented Morocco again from 15 March 2007.[1]

Brahim Lahlafi
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 5,000 m

His greatest achievement was the Olympic bronze medal in 2000. This was his first medal at a major international event, having barely missed the podium at the 1995 World Cross Country Championships (5th place) and twice in 5000 metres at the World Championships; 1995 (5th) and 1999 (fourth). He did win a bronze medal in 3000 metres at the 1998 African Championships. He has the fastest 5000m time for a runner from neither Kenya nor Ethiopia (12:49.28).

In 1996 he was the winner of the inaugural Belgrade Race Through History competition. He beat Paul Tergat to the finish line of the 6 km race and remains the course record holder of the competition.[2]

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ ""Four great cities in the race – from three different continents" and the winners are Daegu 2011 and Moscow 2013" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2007.
  2. ^ Beogradska Trka Kroz Istoriju Archived 29 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine (in Serbian). Belgrade Marathon. Retrieved 19 October 2009.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Haile Gebrselassie
Men's 5,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Richard Limo