Abdi Abdirahman

Track and Field

Abdi Abdirahman
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012

TwitterName: Abdihakem Abdirahman
Sport:
Track and Field
Discipline:
Marathon, 10,000m
Height:
5’11”
Weight:
130
Current Residence:
Tuscon, Ariz.
College:
Pima Community College ’97; University of Arizona ‘01, Retail and Consumer Study

Olympic Experience:
  • 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
Career Highlights:
  • 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.

Learn more: 
USA Track and Field Bio



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