Abdihakem Abdirahman at the 2004 Olympics.
January 1, 1977 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Sport||Track, Long-distance running|
|Event(s)||10,000 meters, Marathon|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||3000 meters: 7:47.63
5000 meters: 13:13.32
10,000 meters: 27:16.99
Abdihakem "Abdi" Abdirahman (Somali: Cabdihakiim Cabdiraxmaan, Arabic: عبد الحكيم عبد الرحمن) (born January 1, 1977) is a Somali-American long-distance runner. He was a four-time Olympian competing for the United States in the 10,000 meters and the marathon.
Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Abdirahman graduated from Tucson High School in 1995 and attended Pima Community College before transferring to the University of Arizona for his junior and senior years. He became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Abdirahman competed in five straight IAAF World Cross Country Championships between 2000 and 2004, with a best finishing place of 11th in 2002.
He competed in the 10,000 meters at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing tenth and fifteenth, respectively. He also finished seventh in the 10,000m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, having finished thirteenth in 2005 and nineteenth in 2003.
On January 14, 2012, Abdirahman qualified for the 2012 Olympics by finishing third in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trial in Houston. At the 2012 Olympics he dropped out of the marathon before the half way mark with a knee injury.
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Abdi Abdirahman".
- "Biography - The Official Website of Abdi Abdirahman". Retrieved 2010-07-27.
- AP (January 14, 2012). "Keflezighi, Flanagan run to victory at U.S. Olympic marathon trials". CNN.com. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
- "USA's Ryan Hall drops out of marathon". USA Today. August 12, 2012.
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