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Zahra Ouaziz

Zahra Ouaziz
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Born December 20, 1969

Zahra Ouaziz (Arabic: زهرة واعزيز‎) (born December 20, 1969 in Oulmes) is a retired Moroccan long-distance runner. She was the African record holder at 3000 metres and 5000 metres.


  • Career 1
  • Personal bests 2
  • Achievements 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Ouaziz broke the 5000 metres African Record in 1998, timing 14:40.19. The record was beaten in September 2000 by Leah Malot of Kenya, the new record was 14:39.83.[1]

Ouaziz found much of her success on the track, but she also won two silver medals at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and she was the winner of the 1999 Cross Internacional de Itálica.

Personal bests

  • 1500 metres - 4:00.60 (1998)
  • 3000 metres - 8:26.48 (1999)
  • 5000 metres - 14:32.08 (1998)
  • 10,000 metres - 34:04.64 (1994)


Year Tournament Venue Result Distance
1994 Jeux de la Francophonie Paris, France 1st 10000 metres
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 5000 metres
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 2nd Cross country
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st 3000 metres
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd 3000 metres
World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 5000 metres
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 2nd Cross country


  1. ^ Daily Nation, September 3, 2000: Games reject Malot breaks Africa record

External links

Zahra Ouaziz profile at IAAF

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