Abdi Hakin Ulad

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Abdi-Hakin Achkel Ulad is a Danish track and field athlete competing in long-distance running (5,000 metres, 10,000 metres, half marathons and marathons). Ulad participated for Denmark at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Ulad was born 14 June 1991 in Kismayo Town, Somalia. At the age of eleven he arrived as a refugee in Denmark together with his aunt.[1] Abdi Hakin Ulad became a citizen of Denmark through naturalization on 28 October 2010.[2] He lives in Skælskør, competes for Hvidovre AM and his coach is Leo Madsen.

On 11 July 2013 Ulad ran 10,000 metres in 29m 44.78sec and achieved a bronze medal at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

On 13 September 2015 Ulad became Danish half marathon champion with the time 1h 2m 48sec. At the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Ulad ranked as number five at the half marathon with the time 1h 3min 22sec.[3]

His first marathon was in 2015, and at his second try at this distance at the Hamburg Marathon, he finished in the best Danish time since 1989 — 2h 14 min 3sec, which also qualified him for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[4]

In december 2019 he run his personal best on the marathon distance at the Fukuoka City marathon in Japan. With the finish time 2h 11min 3sec he is qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.[5]

Personal Bests[edit]

Discipline Performance Pace Place Date
5000 Metres 13.56.64 02.47 Oodegem, Belgium 01 June 2013
10000 Metres 28.39.14 02.52 Leiden, the Netherlands 14 June 2014
Half Marathon 1.02.15 02.57 Valencia, Spain 24 March 2018
Marathon 2.11.03 03.06 Fukuoka City, Japan 01 December 2019

Source: Iaaf [6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Fredberg (4 October 2014). "Danskerne løber – og det startede med Eremitageløbet" (in Danish). BT. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Forslag Lov om indfødsrets meddelelse" (PDF) (in Danish). Folketingstidende. 28 October 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  3. ^ Lars Brøndum Nielsen; Jens Jacob Juulsager (10 July 2016). "Abdi slutter helt i toppen til EM" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ Alexander Brun (17 April 2016). "Abdi Hakin Ulad er videre til OL" (in Danish). TV Øst. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. ^ Peter Kobbersmed (1 December 2019). "Drømmetid: Abdi Ulad kvalificerer sig til OL som alle tiders næstbedste maratondansker" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Abdi Hakin Ulad". IAAF. Retrieved 7 February 2020.

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