| Track and field|
| 16 May 1989 (age 26) (1989-05-16) |
Ilias Fifa (born 16 May 1989) is a Moroccan-born long-distance runner competing internationally for Spain. He gained Spanish citizenship in July 2015 after entering Spain nine years earlier by hiding under a truck crossing the border.
He won the 2016 European Championship 5000 metres, in one of the closest long distance finishes ever. Video on YouTube
He participated in the 5000 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing but with a time of 13:28.29 he did not reach the final. He qualified for the 5000 m event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he finished in a non-qualifying 9th place in his heat.
Outdoor3000 metres – 7:49.13 (Barcelona 2014)
5000 metres – 13:05.61 (Rome 2015)
Ilias Fifa Wikipedia