28 FEB 2005 General News

Siham Hilali breaks leg at Moroccan XC

Rabat, MoroccoThe reigning women's World Youth 3000m champion Siham Hilali fractured her right leg just ten metres before the finish line of the 6km junior race at this weekend’s national cross country championships which took place at the l'hippodrome Souissi race course (27 Feb).

Hilali who had been leading the race at the time, was rushed immediately to hospital for treatment in Rabat, and will be out of competitive action for four to five months.

Mohammed Benchrif for the IAAF