|April 29, 1988
|Taoufik Makhloufi age
|35 YEARS OLD
Middle-distance runner who won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 1,500 meter race and won gold in the 800 meter race at the 2012 African Championships.
He grew up playing sports in Souk Ahras, Algeria.
In the 2011 All-Africa Games, he won gold in the 800 meter race and bronze in the 1,500 meter race.
He spent seven months separated from his family to train for the 2012 Olympics.
American sprinter Tyson Gay pulled out of the 2013 World Championships, as did Makhloufi.