Moroccan Marathon runner Abderrahim Goumri dies in a car accident

Moroccan Marathon runner Abderrahim Goumri dies in a car accident

Morocco World News with agencies

Rabat, January 19, 2013

Moroccan runner Abderrahim El Goumri died on Saturday morning following a traffic accident on the road between the cities of Temara and Rabat.

Mohamed Nouri, President of the Committee of Information of Moroccan Federation for Athletics, told MAP news agency that El Goumri “died after a car accident when he was on his way to the city of Rabat.

The deceases was accompanied by Youssef Baba and Youssef Ramzi, both track and field specialists, who were injured and taken to the hospital.

Abderrahim El Goumri, who was 35 years old, was born in the city of Safi (2oo km south of Casablanca).

He was a specialist of the 5000 meters and the Marathon. Among his best achievement a second place in the Marathon of Chicago in 2009, in the Marathon of London in 2007 and New York in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

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