Mohammed Mourhit (Arabic: محمد مُرحيت‎) (born 10 October 1970 in Khouribga, Morocco) is a Belgian top cross country, middle and long distance runner who holds two European records, in the 3000 m and 5000 m. He is also a former European 10000 m record holder. He won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in the 5000 metres and a silver medal at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 3000 metres behind Hicham El Guerrouj. Mourhit was also a two-time winner of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the long course in 2000 and 2001. He also won the Lisbon Half Marathon 1997.[1]

Mohammed Mourhit
Personal information
Born10 October 1970

He earned the Belgian citizenship in 1997 by marriage. He competed in Lotto Cross Cup cross country meetings and won the domestic series in 1996–97 and 1997–98.[2]

He was suspended for the use of EPO in 2002. He returned to competition in 2004, after seeing his ban reduced,[3] and qualified for the World Championships in Helsinki 2005.[4]

He holds the fastest non-winning time for the 3000 metres. In Monaco on 18 August 2000, he ran 7:26.62, coming second to Ali Saïdi-Sief. No other man has broken 7:27 and come second.

Personal bestsEdit

  • 3000 m – 7:26.62 (7th all-time)
  • 5000 m – 12:49.71 (15th all-time)
  • 10000 m – 26:52.30 (32nd all-time)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lisbon Half Marathon winners
  2. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  3. ^ Mohammed Mourhit
  4. ^ IAAF Athlete Profile
Preceded by
António Pinto
Men's 10,000 m European Record Holder
3 September 1999–3 June 2011
Succeeded by
Mo Farah
Preceded by
Dieter Baumann
Men's 5,000m European Record Holder
26 August 2000 –
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Isaac Viciosa
Men's 3,000m European Record Holder
18 August 2000 –
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Worku Bikila
Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)
Succeeded by
Felix Limo