Jaouad 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.