Saturday, April 9, 2011

Khalid Khannouchi

Country of origin: Morocco

Khalid Yusuf Abdurahman Khannouchi (Arabic: خالد خنّوشي‎) (born December 22, 1971) is a Moroccan American marathoner. He was born in Meknes, Morocco. He is the former world record holder for the marathon and held the former road world best for the 20 km distance. He is one of only five men to break the marathon world record more than once, and one of only four to break their own marathon world record. (The others are Jim Peters, Derek Clayton, and Haile Gebrselassie.)

Khalid fell out with the Moroccan athletics federation over training expenses and moved to Brooklyn, New York City in 1992 with three of his friends. He married American Sandra Inoa in 1996 who now coaches him and acts as his agent. They have set up home in Ossining, New York. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States on May 2, 2000.


Khannouchi was the first marathoner to break 2:06:00

To learn more about Khalid Khannouchi, visit his page on Wikipedia.

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