October 22, 2021

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Qatari sprinter, Haroun killed in car crash in Doha

Qatari sprinter Abdalelah Haroun, who won bronze in the 400m at the 2017 World Championships in London, has died in a car crash aged 24.

Qatar Athletics Federation chairman Mohammed Issa al-Fadala said Haroun was killed in an incident in Doha.

Haroun also won silver at the World Indoor Championships in 2016 and gold at the Asian Games in 2018.

Born in Sudan, Haroun first represented Qatar in 2015.

His finest achievement was world bronze in 2017, finishing behind South African winner Wayde van Niekerk and Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas.