Rababe Arafi (Arabic: رباب عرافي, born 12 January 1991) is a middle-distance runner from Morocco, who specialises in the 1500 metres. Born in Khouribga, she is a three-time medallist at the African Championships in Athletics, having been continental champion in 2012 with a championship record run of 4:05.80 minutes. She holds the Moroccan national record in the mile run and in the 1500m (3:58.84 minutes - 16 June 2019 - Rabat - Diamond League)
Rababe Arafi in 2018
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Arafi was part of Morocco's team for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was a 1500 m finalist. She represented Morocco at the World Championships in Athletics in 2013, 2015 and 207, including eighth in the 1500 m at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Arafi was initially bronze medallist at 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 1500 m, but she was later disqualified because she made contact with Heather Kampf resulting in Kampf's fall. She also competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2007, but failed to finish the race. She has won gold medals in the 1500 m at the Arab Athletics Championships (2013), Islamic Solidarity Games (2013 and 2017) and the Jeux de la Francophonie (2013 and 2017).
1Disqualified in the final
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