IAAF.org: Putting the King on hold
He may have run 26.2 miles only twice
2003-08-31Jaouad Gharib delayed a phone conversation with the King of Morocco to tell the world’s press about his love of the marathon.
The newly-crowned World champion was awaiting a phone call from the King when he was required to attend a press conference, but he was due to receive his royal congratulations soon after he revealed how happy he is with his transition to his new distance.
He may have run 26.2 miles only twice, but he is convinced he is now a marathon runner. The 31-year-old says he will still race on the track and cross country, but when he does so his mind will be on the marathon.
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