Mustafa Mohamed

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Mustafa Mohamed
Mustafa Mohamed Berlin 2009.JPG
Mohamed competing at the 2009 World Championships
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's athletics
European Cross Country Championships
Silver 2007 Toro Individual
Bronze 2006 San Giorgio su Legnano Individual
Bronze 2008 Brussels Individual
European Team Championships
Gold 2009 Leiria 3000 m steeplechase

Mustafa Hassan Mohamed (Somali: Mustafa Xasan Maxamed, Arabic: مصطفى حسن محمد‎) (born 1 March 1979) is a Somali-Swedish long-distance runner who mainly competes in the 3000 meter steeplechase.


Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Mohamed moved to Sweden at the age of 11. He eventually became a Swedish citizen, and now lives in Lysekil.

Athletic career[edit]

Having finished eighth for Sweden at the 1998 World Junior Championships, Mohamed progressed significantly over the next few years. In 2003, he lowered his personal best time from 8:32 to 8:23 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, and at the 2004 Olympics, he ran the event in 8:18.05 minutes.

He reached the podium three times at the Nordic Cross Country Championships: first winning a bronze in the men's junior race at the inaugural edition in 1997, then going on to win a silver medal in the senior race in 2003, and finally taking the gold in 2006. He won at the Eurocross meeting in 2006,[1] and then went on to take a bronze medal at the 2006 European Cross Country Championships later in the year.

Later, at the 2005 World Championships, Mohamed finished tenth but improved upon that the following year in Stockholm with a time of 8:14.67. A month later in August 2006, he finished fourth at the 2006 European Athletics Championships.

On 28 July 2007, Mohamed posted a time of 8:05.75, thereby beating the 31 year old Swedish record. Later that season, he finished fourth in the 2007 World Championships.

On 21 June 2009, Mohamed competed in and took home gold at the 1st SPAR European Team Championships in Leiria, Portugal.[2]

At the 2010 Swedish Athletics Championships he completed a triple long-distance victory by winning the 3000 m steeplechase, 5000 metres, and 10,000 metres. This made him only the second man to complete the feat, after Dan Glans' 1976 wins.[3]

He made his debut over the marathon distance at the 2012 Hamburg Marathon and reached the top ten with his run of 2:12:28 hours.[4]


  1. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (2009-02-28). Eurocross 10.2 km (men) + 5.3 km (women). Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  2. ^ European Athletics Result Service -- Leiria POR 20 - 21 June
  3. ^ Julin, Lennart (2010-08-24). Triple distance success for Mohamed at Swedish championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
  4. ^ Butcher, Pat (2012-04-29). Dawit again sub-2:06 as course records tumble in Hamburg. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-01.

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Preceded by
Anders Gärderud
Men's 3000 m steeplechase
Swedish record holder

28 July 2007 –
Succeeded by
Current holder