Rabat – Moroccan athlete Rababe Arafi has made another astonishing performance at the international level as she ran a world-leading time in the women’s 1,500 meters, clocking in at just 4:01.15 minutes on Saturday.
The Moroccan athlete has beaten Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay (4:01.25) and Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo (4:01.39), respectively.
The athlete attracted people’ attention by using all her force to outperform several international athletes to win the thrilling race at the ongoing Diamond League organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in Shanghai, China.
This is not the first time Arafi has performed spectacularly during an international race, as she achieved the third best female performance in Morocco’s history at the IAAF Continental Cup in the Czech city of Ostrava in 2018.
During the race, Arafi positioned herself in third place in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:17:19.
In 2018, Arafi was the only athlete to win two gold medals at the last Mediterranean Games in June in Tarragona, Spain. She won both the 1,500-meter and the 800-meter races, with a time of 2:01:01.
The 28-year old tar specializes in the 1,500-meter race. Arafi was born in Khouribga, in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region of Morocco.