Yacine Guermali

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Despite numerous requests for a scan of a Philippine Passport from PATAFA. Quite some time ago PinoyAthletics has chosen to invalidate the 1500m and 5000m National Records. That PATAFA has accredited Yacine Guermali, these have also been incorrectly reported on Wikipedia. Please note Yacine has never represented the Philippines until now. Pinoy Athletics is yet to see or cite proof that he has a Filipino passport. Which is mandatory for the recognition of Philippine National Records.

Until we receive an authentic scanned copy of his passport to [email protected] or Yacine represents the Philippines in SEA Games level or higher event. We will not accept his performances and future performances as national records. For now, Yacine Guermali is still registered in the world athletics database as a USA athlete and not a PHI athlete.

This means the current National Records in the 1500m are still Mervin Guarte and 5000m Eduardo Buenavista.

Yacine has run legitimate times of 3:43.27 1500m and 13:50.74 5000m. However, PinoyAthletics has not cited a Filipino passport so cannot recognize these performances as Philippine National Records until proven otherwise.

For a list of Current Philippine National Records

Andrew Pirie

Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statiscians. 


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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here http://www.pinoyathletics.info/coaching-2/

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