Mohammed Al-Salhi

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Mohammed Al-Salhi
Al-Salhi at the Lappeenranta Games in Finland (2010)
Personal information
Born (1985-03-22) March 22, 1985 (age 32)
Lelmokwo, Kenya
Country  Kenya
 Saudi Arabia (2002-present)
Sport Track
Event(s) 400 metres, 800 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 metres: 45.75[1]
800 metres: 1:43.66[1]

Mohammed Obeid Al-Salhi (Arabic: محمد الصالحي‎‎, born May 11, 1986) under the name Kosgei in Kenya changed his nationality in 2002 and is now a Saudi Arabian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

Running career[edit]

He won the gold medal at the 2003 World Youth Championships. He then competed at the 2003 World Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2005 World Championships without reaching the final.

He then finished fourth at the 2005 Asian Championships, eighth at the 2007 World Championships and fifth at the 2007 World Athletics Final. He took the silver medal in the 800 m behind Abubaker Kaki, as well as the 4 × 400 m relay gold, at the 2007 Pan Arab Games in Cairo.[2] On May 8, 2009, he ran his personal best time in the 800 metres in a time of 1:43.66 minutes, achieved in Doha.


  1. ^ a b IAAF. "Athlete profile for Mohammed Obaid Al-Salhi". 
  2. ^ Powell, David (2007-11-25). Doubles day – Pan Arab Games, Final Day.IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-08.

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