|Birth name||Hassan Ayanleh Souleiman|
December 3, 1992 |
Djibouti City, Djibouti
Ayanleh Souleiman (born 3 December 1992), also known as Hassan Ayanleh, is a Djiboutian middle distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. He is the Djiboutian record holder for the distance, with his best of 3:30.31 minutes, as well as being the 3000 metres holder with 7:42.22 minutes.
In 2011, Souleiman won the title of 1500 m of the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Doha, in a time of 3:34.32, to win his country's first medal in this competition. He also placed sixth in the 1500 m at the 2011 All-Africa Games.
The following season saw him appear on the global scene, as he reached fifth in the final at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships. His first major medal followed at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics where he claimed the silver medal in the 1500 m.
Souleiman set the Djiboutian national indoor record in the 3000 m at the Indoor Flanders Meeting in February 2013, coming third with a time of 7:39.81 minutes. In June 2013 he ran a national record at 800 m at a meet in Sweden.
In 2014, Souleiman also won the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic, held at Hayward Field in Oregon with a time of 3:47:32.
- 800 metres – 1:43.63 (2013) NR
- 1500 metres – 3:29.58 (2014) NR
- Mile run – 3:47.32 (2014) NR
- 3000 metres − 7:42.22 (2012) NR
|2009||World Youth Championships||Brixen, Italy||17th (h)||3000 m||8:31.83|
|Jeux de la Francophonie||Beirut, Lebanon||10th||1500 m||3:57.40|
|2011||African Junior Championships||Gaborone, Botswana||11th (h)||800 m||1:51.78|
|All-Africa Games||Maputo, Mozambique||6th||1500 m||3:36.34|
|Pan Arab Games||Doha, Qatar||1st||1500 m||3:34.32|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||5th||1500 m||3:47.35|
|African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||2nd||1500 m||3:36.34|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||3rd||800 m||1:43.76|
|11th (sf)||1500 m||3:37.96|
|Jeux de la Francophonie||Nice, France||1st||1500 m||3:57.35|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||1st||1500 m||3:37.52|
|African Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||1st||1500 m||3:42.49|
|2014 IAAF Continental Cup||Marrakech, Morocco||1st||1500 m||3:48.91|
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