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Ali Ezzine

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Subject: Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase, Morocco at the 2000 Summer Olympics, 1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase, 2003 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase, Hamid Ezzine
Collection: 1978 Births, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Living People, Moroccan Long-Distance Runners, Moroccan Steeplechase Runners, Olympic Athletes of Morocco, Olympic Bronze Medalists for Morocco, Olympic Medalists in Athletics (Track and Field), People from Ain Taoujdate, World Championships in Athletics Medalists
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Ali Ezzine

Ali Ezzine
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 3000 m st.
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 3000 m st.
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Sevilla 3000 m st.

Ali Ezzine (born September 3, 1978 in Ain Taoujdate, Meknès-Tafilalet) is a Moroccan athlete who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He won the bronze medal in this event at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.

He first came to prominence with a bronze medal in the steeplechase at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Athletics, also held in Sydney. His first senior medal came at the 1998 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where his twelfth place finish helped the Moroccan men to the team silver medal.

He had his first individual global success at the World Championships in Athletics. At the 1999 World Championships he won the bronze medal in the men's steeplechase. He also won the bronze at the 1999 IAAF Grand Prix Final. Two years later, after his Olympic medal performance, he attended the 2001 World Championships and improved to the silver medal. He returned to the Olympic stage at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but he did not reach the podium on that occasion, finishing in eighth in the final.

In 1999 he achieved the fastest ever time in the steeplechase for a non-Kenyan athlete (8:03.57). This mark has since been surpassed by several other non-Kenyans.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 3rd 3000 m st.
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 11th Junior race
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 12th Short race
2nd Team
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 3000 m st.
Grand Prix Final Munich, Germany 3rd 3000 m st.
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 13th Short race
3rd Team
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 3000 m st.
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 3000 m st.
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 54th Short race
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th 3000 m st.
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 3000 m st.
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 51st Short race
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 3000 m st.
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 9th 3000 m st.

Personal bests


  • Ali Ezzine profile at IAAF
  • Sports-reference profile

External links

  • Focus on Athletes article from IAAF

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