Name: Abdihakem Abdirahman
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline: Marathon, 10,000m
Current Residence: Tuscon, Ariz.
College: Pima Community College ’97; University of Arizona ‘01, Retail and Consumer Study
- 2000 Olympic Games, 10th in 10,000m
- 2004 Olympic Games 15th in 10,000m
- 2008 Olympic Games, 15th in 10,000m
- 2012 Olympic Games, Did not finish Marathon
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, 3rd (marathon)
- Four-time national 10,00-meter champion (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
- Two-time national 10,000-meter runner-up (2002, 2004)
- 2012 Road Runners Club of America Distance Running Hall of Fame inductee
- Two-time 1998 Pac-10 Champion (5,000-meter, 10,000-meter)
Fun Facts: Son of Mahamed Aabdirahman and Halima Ahmed Handule...His full given name is Abdihakim...Nicknamed the Black Cactus...Became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 28, 2000.
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