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Nationality  United States
Height  1.80 m
Club  Adidas
Name  Mookie Salaam
Events  Sprint
College team  Oklahoma Sooners
Education  University of Oklahoma
Sport  Running
Weight  79 kg

Mookie Salaam USA Track Field Mookie Salaam

Born  April 5, 1990 (age 25) (1990-04-05) San Bernardino, California
Personal best(s)  100 m: 9.97 (2011 Des Moines) 200 m: 20.05 (Norman 2011) 60 m: 6.54 (Fayetteville 2011)
Residence  Norman, Oklahoma, United States

Rakieem "Mookie" Mustafa Allah Salaam (born April 5, 1990) is an American sprinter.

Mookie Salaam USA Track Field Mookie Salaam

Growing up in San Bernardino, California, Mookie started running track in the sixth grade, but was forced to quit by his stepfather. Salaam became a three-sport athlete at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. He played wide receiver on the football varsity, but decided to focus on track after suffering a dislocated hip in his junior year.

He turned down football scholarships to run track at the University of Oklahoma. It was not until Salaam's junior year at the university that he made a name for himself nationality. On June 10, 2011, Salaam became the 79th person to break the 10-second barrier when he ran the 100m in 9.97s at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, placing second. He also won the NCAA Indoor 200m that year, with a time of 20.41. Several of his times are school records. He decided to forgo his senior year and sign a professional contract with Adidas, to better prepare for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. In 2013, Salaam was part of the USA 4x100m team that placed second at the World Championships in Moscow Russia.

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