Fartun Abukar Omar

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Fartun Abukar Omar (born August 3, 1986 [1]) is a Somali athlete.

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She represented Somalia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, despite her country having been without a government for thirteen years at that time. She took part in the women's 100 metres race, and finished last in her heat, nonetheless achieving a personal best of 14.29 seconds.[2] She was 18 at the time of the event.[3] She had never before run a competition on a track, and drifted into the wrong lane for part of the race.[4] ESPN noted that she was the first Muslim woman ever to represent Somalia at any Olympic Games.[5]

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