Abdellatif Meftah

Abdellatif Meftah
Personal information
Born (1982-01-03) January 3, 1982
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Country  France
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Abdellatif Meftah (born January 3, 1982 in Bouchane, Morocco) is a French long distance runner.

He ran for Morocco at the Pan Arab Games and won a gold medal in the half marathon for his home nation.[1] Transferring his nationality, Meftah represented France at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and finished in 40th place. He broke the French record in the half marathon at the Semi-Marathon de Lille in September that year, running a time of 1:00:46 to erase Larbi Zeroual's mark from 1999.[2] At the 2010 European Cross Country Championships he led the French men to the team title, although he just missed out on an individual medal with his fourth-place finish.[3] Meftah moved up a further distance on the roads, making his debut at the 2011 Paris Marathon in April.[4] He was Europe's top finisher at the competition, coming tenth, and completed the course in a time of 2:10:53 hours.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Morocco
2004 Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 1st Half marathon 1:05:33
Representing  France
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th 10,000 m 29:14.74


  1. Moroccan and Algerian half marathon victories close Pan-Arab Games – Final Day. IAAF (2004-10-09). Retrieved on 2010-09-07.
  2. Meftah bat le record de France du semi-marathon. Ouest-France (2010-09-06). Retrieved on 2010-09-07.
  3. SENIOR MEN'S FINAL: Lebid leaves it late but triumphs again. European Athletics (2010-12-12). Retrieved on 2010-12-12.
  4. France’s Abdellatif Meftah makes marathon debut in Paris on Sunday Archived April 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. European Athletics (2011-04-07). Retrieved on 2011-04-14.
  5. Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2011-04-10). Fast Kenyan sweep by Kiptoo and Jeptoo at Paris Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-14.

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