Mabrouk, Hicham

I was thrilled to hear that Hicham El Guerrouj won the gold in the 1500 meter race. If you’re unfamiliar with him, well, let’s just say that he’s the greatest mile runner of all time and this win means so much because of his previous losses in Sydney in 2000 and Atlanta in 1996. But his perseverance has finally paid off and I can only imagine what his homecoming will be like. Well, maybe I won’t have to imagine it. I’ll be going to Morocco in a couple of days, so I’ll see for myself.