27 Mar '12, 9pm

Khalid Khannouchi Marathon Great Has Official Retired. Remember his legendary career

Khalid Khannouchi Marathon Great Has Official Retired. Remember his legendary career

Khannouchi's brilliance continued that October as Khalid ran 2:05:56 to get his fourth and final Chicago win, defeating Tergat and El Mouaziz as well as Japan's Toshinara Takaoka and Kenya's Daniel Njenga in the process. Khannouchi's final Chicago win came yet again in his signature come-from-behind style, as he waited until past the 23-mile mark to make up the 20-second gap Takaoka had on the chase pack. Although no one would realize until years later, Khannouchi was at the pinnacle of his career and the marathon was at a different place thanks in large part to Khannouchi. At the end of 2002, he had three of the four fastest marathons ever run. Of the nine fastest times ever run in the marathon, eight of them were run in races won by Khannouchi.

Full article: http://www.letsrun.com/2012/khannouchi-retires-0326.php

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