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Abdihakem Abdirahman

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Nationality  American
Weight  61 kg
Height  1.80 m
Role  Runner
Name  Abdihakem Abdirahman

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Born  January 1, 1977 (age 38) (1977-01-01) Mogadishu, Somalia
Sport  Track, Long-distance running
Event(s)  10,000 meters, Marathon
Personal best(s)  3000 meters: 7:47.63 2-mile: 8:29.26 5000 meters: 13:13.32 10,000 meters: 27:16.99 Marathon: 2:08:56
Education  Pima Community College, University of Arizona, Tucson High Magnet School
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Abdihakem "Abdi" Abdirahman (Somali: Cabdihakiim Cabdiraxmaan, Arabic: عبد الحكيم عبد الرحمن‎‎) (born January 1, 1977) is a Somali-American long-distance runner. He was a four-time Olympian competing for the United States in the 10,000 meters and the marathon.

Running career

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Abdirahman graduated from Tucson High School in 1995 and attended Pima Community College before transferring to the University of Arizona for his junior and senior years. He became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

At Arizona, Abdirahman was named the 1998 Pacific-10 Conference Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year. He finished second at the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Abdirahman competed in five straight IAAF World Cross Country Championships between 2000 and 2004, with a best finishing place of 11th in 2002.

He competed in the 10,000 meters at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing tenth and fifteenth, respectively. He also finished seventh in the 10,000m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, having finished thirteenth in 2005 and nineteenth in 2003.

In 2008, Abdirahman won the 10,000m at the US Olympic Trials. He also was the men's division champion of the Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, VA.

His personal best time in the 10,000 meters is 27:16.99 minutes, achieved in June 2008 at Hayward Field during the Prefontaine Classic.

On January 14, 2012, Abdirahman qualified for the 2012 Olympics by finishing third in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trial in Houston. At the 2012 Olympics he dropped out of the marathon before the half way mark with a knee injury.

Abdirahman finished 3rd in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in a time of 2:11:23.

References

Abdihakem Abdirahman Wikipedia


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