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Aspetar gets French athlete Amdouni battle ready

European 10,000m champion undergoes rehabilitation programme ahead of IAAF World Championships.
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French athlete Morhad Amdouni with Aspetar officials in Doha. Photo: Aspetar

France’s European champion in the 10,000M, Morhad Amdouni, has pinned his hopes on Aspetar, Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, to keep him in prime fitness for the IAAF World Championships in Doha.

Amdouni suffered a hamstring injury earlier this year and is at Aspetar to ensure he does not suffer a setback prior to the biennial event. The Frenchman plans to run the marathon in Doha.

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French athlete Morhad Amdouni trains at Aspetar during a rehabilitation programme. Photo: Aspetar

“I’m here for a preventive reason. Aspetar is famous for injury prevention as well and it helps athletes stay on track. This will help me in my preparation for the World Championship,” he said.

Last year in Berlin, Amdouni became the first Frenchman ever to win the 10,000M at the European Championships. He also won a bronze in the 5,000M at the same event.

Amdouni praised the facilities at Aspetar. “I am happy to be able to benefit from Aspetar facilities. Everything is available here that allows an athlete to be in good shape,” he said.

The marathon at the World Championships will take place at the Corniche at midnight. It will be the first-ever midnight marathon at a world meet.