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Moroccan Athlete Shatters 1,000m Spanish Record by 0.9 Seconds

Attaoui beats the Spanish 1,000 meter record by almost a second

Mohamed Attaoui is set to make a big impact in his first major year and is showing it in every race. The 22-year-old Cantabrian athlete, who was proclaimed European runner-up in the 800 meters at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on June 9, broke the Spanish record for 1,000 meters today, a distance that is both unusual and alluring.

Attaoui, one of the top stars of the XIX Villa de Bilbao International Athletics Meeting, led almost the entire race with only the hare as company, until the bell rang, after which he battled alone against the clock for the final 400 meters.

The Cantabrian athlete, who will compete for an Olympic ticket in the 800 meters at the Spanish Championships in La Nucía next week, set a time of 2:15.03, shaving almost a second off the previous record.

This record was previously held by international medalist Jesus Gomez, who took it away from the legendary Fermin Cacho at the 2021 Nerja meeting in 1993, with a time of 2:16.13.

Attaoui is now third in the world rankings for the year, behind Algerian Djamel Sedjati‘s 2:13.97 and Canadian Marco Arop‘s 2:14.74, both world medalists in the 800 meters.

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