Founder and currently the CEO of 4 international running businesses:
2 Cras sport marketing & management, RBM Sports Company, Running Sport and Events, Maroc Timing.
head offices in Netherlands, with representations in Morocco, Spain and United Arab Emirates.
Any outstanding work is sustained by a powerful vision and Rachid’s journey is no exception to that: his intention to rise the very best performances in athletes keep on bringing results accordingly.
As a dedicated and passionate sports & race director, Rachid’s positive attitude shapes winning attitudes. He is an inspiration for successful teams to achieve even greater successes.
Rachid states: ‘athletes win because of running with their hearts; money and skills are not enough.’
Rachid Ben Meziane’s ambition is to develop life changing running events worldwide, with a particular interest in the Arab countries.
His energy inspires, sustains and promotes athletes, to achieve their personal best.
Rachid wants to empower people from Africa to achieve results worth-rising their pride and others admiration. He considers and treats athletes as his family, and sustains in them the capacity to overcome their limits and perform wonders.
To preserve the real spirit of sport is another important target of Rachid, so that all can discover the physical, psychological and social benefits disclosed by the regular practice of sports.
Rachid is an AIMS Ambassador and as such has a deep interest in the Association and the purposes it serves.
|2018||Agadir, Morocco||Green Marathon||Moses Mbugua Gaikarira, Kenya||2:14:07|
|2017||Valencia, Spain||Half Marathon||Joyciline Jepkosgei, Kenya||1:04:52|
|2017||Valencia, Spain||fastest of Spain Marathon||Sammy Kiprop Kitwara, Kenya||2:05:15|
|2017||Santiago, Chile||fastest of Americas Marathon||Luka Rotich, Kenya||2:09:37|
|2016||Agadir, Morocco||record||Hamza Sahli, Morocco||2:07:52|
|2015||Athens, Greece||‘the authentic’ Marathon||Felix Kandie, Kenya||2:10:37|
|2013||Marrakech, Morocco||fastest of Africa Marathon||Stephen Turn, Kenya||2:06:35|
|2010||Ras Al Khaimah, UAE||Half Marathon||Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenya||1:05:50|
|2010||Utrecht, Netherland||world record, 10 km race||Leonard Komon||26:44|
Former Marathon runner: New York, US (2000), Principality of Monaco (1997), Brabant, Netherland (1991).
Was elected Sport Man of the Year, in Zierikzee, Netherland (1994).
Created the Road Running Club of Benevia (1993).
First road race in Ceuta Spain (1988).
Member of the Race Team of Morocco as a student, and part of the University sport selection, Rabat, Morocco (1986, 1987), prior to that in the school cross selection (1980, 1981).
Traveller and lover of mountains.
Fluent in Arabic, French, English and Dutch languages.