Hicham El Gerrouj, four-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion at the 2004 Olympics

Université Euromed de Fès

Special guest of the UEMF conference series, Hicham El Guerrouj gave a conference about his inspiring journey for young people which is littered with obstacles, uncertainties and challenges and an example of endurance, self-sacrifice and extraordinary will.

The conference was filled with emotional moments following the broadcast of a report summarising the athlete's legendary journey. These very moving images allowed the audience to relive the highlights of an exceptional career filled with difficulties, but also with multiple successes, joy and attachment to the mother country.

"Anything is possible if you believe in it and work hard to achieve your goal. The love of the country and of our Great King, the will and the faith gave me the strength of the titans to face the challenges and give the best of myself ..... "said the athlete in response to one of the many questions posed by the students.

The four-time world champion said he was very impressed by the infrastructure of the University and by its values and the quality of the exchanges with the students and teachers.