Noureddine Morceli is a former athlete of Algeria, much-publicised for his world records in mile-run, 1500 m and 3000 m. At present, he is contributing his efforts in the development of young track and field athletes of Algeria.
His achievements in 1500 m event:
Gold medal at the Olympics of 1996, held in Atlanta
Three gold medals each at the World Championships of the year 1991, 1993 and 1995, held in Tokyo, Stuttgart and Gothenburg, respectively
Gold medal in the World Indoor Championships, held in Seville in 1991
Gold medal at the Mediterranean Games of 1993, convened in Narbonne