Mehdi Elnabaoui

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Mehdi Elnabaoui Mehdi Elnabaoui

The athlete of Moroccan origin Mehdi Elnabaoui, born in Lahouaza, arrived with his family in Spain when he was only 7 years old, settling in the small Pontevedra municipality of A Estrada, where he has been living ever since. At the age of 11 he began practicing athletics, training with the local coach Ángel Bugallo with whom he continues today.

In these years he has become one of the best long-distance runners of his generation, accumulating Spanish champion titles on all surfaces (outdoor, indoor and cross country) in both U16 and U18 categories. Since then he hasn't been able to get on the podium of the national championships or be summoned with the Spanish team, since from the U20 category both possibilities are reserved for athletes with Spanish nationality, a procedure that although Mehdi began long ago it hasn't yet been resolved by the authorities.

Meanwhile, the young Galician runner continues to do the best he can: run as fast as possible.

Sponsors

Club Oriente Atletismo

Personal information

Name

Mehdi Elnabaoui

Date of birth

January 30th, 2002

Place of birth

LahouazaMarruecos

Weight / Height

66kg / 1.81m

Discipline

5000 meters / Cross country

Club

Club Oriente Atletismo

Coach

Ángel Bugallo

Mehdi Elnabaoui
2021
1st at the Spanish U20 5000m Championship
Torrevieja 🇪🇸
1st at the Spanish U20 Cross Country Championship
Getafe 🇪🇸
2nd at the Spannish U20 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2020
2nd at the Spanish U20 Outdoor Championship in 5000m
Madrid 🇪🇸
2nd at the Spanish U20 Cross Country Championship
Zaragoza 🇪🇸
2019
Spanish U18 vice-champion in 5000m
Burjassot 🇪🇸
Spanish CSD U18 cross country vice-champion
Villamanrique de la Condesa 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 indoor champion in 3000m
Valencia 🇪🇸
2018
Spanish U18 outdoor champion in 3000m
Gijón 🇪🇸
19th at the ISF World Cross Country Championship
París 🇫🇷
Spanish CSD U18 cross country champion
San Pedro del Pinatar 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2017
Spanish U16 outdoor champion in 3000m
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish school cross country vice-champion
Don Benito 🇪🇸
Spanish U16 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸

Achievements

5x 1st at the Spanish Clubs Cross Country Championship

Spanish CSD U18 and U16 cross country champion

Spanish U18 and U16 outdoor and indoor champion in 3000m

Personal bests

3000m 8:27.41 (2019)
3000m (indoor) 8:07.43 (2022)
5000m 14:38.21 (2021)
2021
1st at the Spanish U20 5000m Championship
Torrevieja 🇪🇸
1st at the Spanish U20 Cross Country Championship
Getafe 🇪🇸
2nd at the Spannish U20 Indoor Championship in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2020
2nd at the Spanish U20 Outdoor Championship in 5000m
Madrid 🇪🇸
2nd at the Spanish U20 Cross Country Championship
Zaragoza 🇪🇸
2019
Spanish U18 vice-champion in 5000m
Burjassot 🇪🇸
Spanish CSD U18 cross country vice-champion
Villamanrique de la Condesa 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 indoor champion in 3000m
Valencia 🇪🇸
2018
Spanish U18 outdoor champion in 3000m
Gijón 🇪🇸
19th at the ISF World Cross Country Championship
París 🇫🇷
Spanish CSD U18 cross country champion
San Pedro del Pinatar 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸
2017
Spanish U16 outdoor champion in 3000m
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish school cross country vice-champion
Don Benito 🇪🇸
Spanish U16 indoor champion in 3000m
Antequera 🇪🇸

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