Essa Ismail Rashed

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Essa Ismail Rashed
Rashed in 2014

Essa Ismail Rashed (Arabic: عيسى اسماعيل راشد ; born Daniel Kipkosgei on 14 December 1986) is a long-distance runner now representing Qatar after his switch from Kenya in 2004.[1][2] He represented his adopted country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the World Championships in Athletics in 2005 and 2007. He is coached by the Italian Renato Canova.

In 10,000 metres he won a gold medal at the 2005 Asian Championships in Incheon and a silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. He came twentieth in the 10,000 metres at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was the 5000 m bronze medallist at the 2009 Asian Athletics Championships and went on to claim another bronze over 3000 m at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games later that year.[3]

Rashed ran an Asian indoor record for the 5000 m at the PSD Bank Meeting in Düsseldorf in 2010, running a time of 13:19.10 minutes.[4] Later that month he was just pipped to the gold in the 3000 m by teammate James Kwalia at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships. He gained selection for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and came ninth in the 3000 m final. He claimed a consecutive silver medal in the 10,000 m at the 2010 Asian Games.

He ran a personal best in the marathon at the 2012 Amsterdam Marathon, coming eleventh with his run of 2:09:22 hours.[5]


  1. ^ Essa Ismail Rashed Archived 2012-11-04 at the Wayback Machine.. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ Hart, Simon (2006-11-26). Athletics: Out of Africa on the oil route. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  3. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2009-11-01). Kwalia’s 3000m victory the highlight on Day two in Hanoi – Asian Indoor Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  4. ^ Gordon, Ed (2010-02-04). 13:02.95 by Koech tops eight world leads in Düsseldorf. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  5. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2012-10-21). Chebet and Hailu break course records in Amsterdam - REPORT. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-02-10.

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