Zhor EL KAMCH

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Morocco Morocco
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    15 MAR 1973
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    70967
Zhor El Kamch (IAAF)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
1500 Metres 4:08.09 Gateshead (GBR) 27 JUN 1999
3000 Metres 8:34.85 Paris (FRA) 04 JUL 2003
5000 Metres 14:42.53 Roma (ITA) 11 JUL 2003
10,000 Metres 33:01.29 Beirut (LBN) 03 JUL 2001
8 Kilometres 27:20 Rabat (MAR) 25 APR 2010
10 Kilometres 31:38 Casablanca (MAR) 11 MAY 2003
Half Marathon 1:12:54 Muscat (OMA) 02 FEB 2007
Marathon 2:26:10 Rotterdam (NED) 04 APR 2004

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
3000 Metres 8:39.27 Stuttgart (GER) 02 FEB 2003

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2011

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
10 Kilometres 33:02 San Juan (PUR) 27 FEB 2011

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2000 4:10.03 Roma (ITA) 30 JUN 2000
1999 4:08.09 Gateshead (GBR) 27 JUN 1999
1998 4:11.68 Nürnberg (GER) 11 JUL 1998

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2010 9:41.85 Rabat (MAR) 06 JUN 2010
2003 8:34.85 Paris (FRA) 04 JUL 2003
2002 8:35.10 Bruxelles (BEL) 30 AUG 2002
2001 8:54.52 Sevilla (ESP) 08 JUN 2001
2000 8:41.96 Milano (ITA) 07 JUN 2000
1999 8:42.32 Oslo (NOR) 30 JUN 1999
1998 8:49.73 Nice (FRA) 16 JUL 1998
1990 9:58.26 Plovdiv (BUL) 09 AUG 1990

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2006 15:14.38 Hengelo (NED) 28 MAY 2006
2005 16:19.71 Niamey (NIG) 16 DEC 2005
2003 14:42.53 Roma (ITA) 11 JUL 2003
2002 15:01.34 Roma (ITA) 12 JUL 2002
2001 15:28.17 Hengelo (NED) 04 JUN 2001
2000 15:12.23 Sevilla (ESP) 09 JUN 2000
1999 15:28.40 London (GBR) 07 AUG 1999
1998 15:15.57 Roma (ITA) 14 JUL 1998

Outdoor

10,000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2005 33:41.28 Niamey (NIG) 12 DEC 2005
2001 33:01.29 Beirut (LBN) 03 JUL 2001
1997 35:36.94 Beirut (LBN) 16 JUL 1997

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2011 33:02 San Juan (PUR) 27 FEB 2011
2008 31:53 San Juan (PUR) 24 FEB 2008
2007 31:56 Casablanca (MAR) 20 MAY 2007
2006 32:07 Casablanca (MAR) 21 MAY 2006
2005 33:27 Agadir (MAR) 24 APR 2005
2004 31:51 Casablanca (MAR) 23 MAY 2004
2003 31:38 Casablanca (MAR) 11 MAY 2003
2002 31:40 Casablanca (MAR) 19 MAY 2002

Outdoor

Half Marathon

Performance Place Date
2007 1:12:54 Muscat (OMA) 02 FEB 2007
2005 1:13:50 Almería (ESP) 02 JUL 2005

Outdoor

Marathon

Performance Place Date
2004 2:26:10 Rotterdam (NED) 04 APR 2004

Outdoor

8 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2010 27:20 Rabat (MAR) 25 APR 2010

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2002/03 8:39.27 Stuttgart (GER) 02 FEB 2003

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
5. 3000 Metres 8:49.55 Birmingham (GBR) 15 MAR 2003

Honours - World Cross Country Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Short Race 13:03 Fukuoka (JPN) 02 APR 2006
11. Senior Race 28:20 Mombasa (KEN) 24 MAR 2007

Honours - African Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
4. 5000 Metres 16:03.90 Algiers (ALG) 14 JUL 2000

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. 3000 Metres 8:49.52 Monaco (MON) 14 SEP 2003

Honours - Francophone Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 16:19.71 Niamey (NIG) 16 DEC 2005
1. 10,000 Metres 33:41.28 Niamey (NIG) 12 DEC 2005
1. 10,000 Metres 34:07.52 Ottawa (CAN) 20 JUL 2001
2. 5000 Metres 16:15.56 Ottawa (CAN) 23 JUL 2001

Honours - Mediterranean Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Half Marathon 1:13:50 Almería (ESP) 02 JUL 2005

Honours - International Marathon

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Marathon 2:26:10 Rotterdam (NED) 04 APR 2004
Results in:

10 Kilometres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
27 FEB 2011 San Juan World's Best 10K PURPUR A F 6. 33:02


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Zhor El Kamch (5000 metres/cross country)

Born March 15th 1973 in Tifelt, MAR

Zhor El Kamch, at 31, is amongst the most accomplished of all Moroccan athletes. Her main distinguishing mark is that she is truly an all-weather athlete: she excels not only on tracks (indoors and outdoors) and on the road but also over country trails.

Zhor began running at primary school, in her native village of Tifelt, in 1986. She left her village to study in Khemisset and join the famous track club, IZK, where other top names including Brahim Boutayeb, the 1992 10,000m Olympic Champion, used to compete.

When the “Wydad Tifelt” track club was created in her home town in 1989, Zhor returned to her native village. That same year she became World Schools Cross Country Champion for the first time in France. In 1989 she also finished third at 1500m in the World Schools Championships in Belgium. In 1998, she was part of the Junior Moroccan team that participated in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and finished 17th.

In 1993 she joined the Sports Association of the Royal Moroccan Army for whom she competed at numerous international events, and was five times the World Military Cross Country Champion.

EL Kamch was also a member of the team that won the first short race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, in Marrakech, in 1990.

In 2004, Zhor took part in her first Marathon, in Rotterdam, winning with great distinction in a new Moroccan Record of 2:26.10. Zhor will take part in this mythical event in Athens, where her goal is to win a medal for Morocco.

Understandably extremely upset by the tragic loss of her husband in a car accident last month, Zhor is trying to stay focused on her dream.

Zhor El Kamch

World Schools Cross Country Champion in Fontainebleau, in 1989
3rd in the Schools World Championships over 1500m, in Bruges, in 1989
Team IAAF World Cross Country Champions short race, in Marrakech, in 1998
Team bronze medalist in IAAF World Cross Country Championships short race, in Belfast, in 1999
Team bronze medalist in IAAF World Cross Country Championships short race, in Vilamoura, in 2000
Semi-finalist in the 5000m at the Olympic Games in Sydney, in 2000
14th in the 5000m, at the IAAF World Championships, in Edmonton, in 2001
5th in the 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, in Birmingham, in 2003
Gold medalist in the 5000m and 10,000m at the Jeux de la Francophonie, in Ottawa, in 2001
Five times World Military Cross Country Champion – short race (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004)
Silver Medalist in the 5000m at World Military Championships, in 200, in Italy
World Champion in the 5000m and the 10,000m at the World Military Championships in Bayreuth, in 2001
Winner of the Rotterdam Marathon in 2004 (in 2:26.10, national record)

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