Morocco’s Rabab Arafi crossed the finish line in 9th place in the women’s 1500m final on Saturday (October 5th) at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. She finished with a time of 3’59”93.
The winner, Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan, won the race with a time of 3’51”95. So far, the 28-year-old Khouribga native was on a roll. Indeed, Thursday, October 3, she had played, alongside another Moroccan, Malika Akkaoui, in the semifinal, but only Rabab Arafi had managed to qualify. While Malika Akkaoui had completed her race with a time of 4’16”83, Rabab Arafi finished 3rd in her group with a time of 4’14”94, coming second to the world champion of the 10,000, the famous Dutch Sifan Hassan.