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Moroccan Karima Kanoun wins Dakhla’s Triathlon Grand Prix National

Written by FDM

The young Moroccan athlete Karima Kanoun managed to win the title on a national level during the second Dakhla International Triathlon (Dakhla ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup), organized on December 2nd by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sport for All (FRMSPT).  

Only 15 years old, Karima Kanoun won the Dakhla International Triathlon (Dakhla ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup), which brought together triathletes from 21 countries including Spain, Brazil, Jordan, and Turkey.

These high-level athletes have traveled 750 meters by swimming, 20 kilometers by bike and 5 kilometers of running. Karima Kanoun won the national grand prix, being the first Moroccan to cross the finish line in 1h18min40sec.

In the overall standings, South African Gillian Sanders takes the lead as she was crowned champion of this second edition. She finished the race in 1h07min02sec, ahead of Czech Petra Kurichova (01.07: 06), 3rd at the international triathlon in Agadir on November 4th and the British Hannah Howitt (01.08: 23).

On the men’s side, it’s the German Gregor Payet, who won this triathlon by completing the race in 59min 21sec, closely followed by the Dutchman Marco Van Der Stel (59.29), and the German Linus Stimmel (59.42). On the national level, the Moroccan  Nabil Kouzkouz leades the way (01.03: 02).