Abdi Abdirahman

Abdi Abdirahman USA

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Abdi Abdirahman became a U.S. citizen in 2000 and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001. He is a four-time Olympian, having represented Team USA in the 10,000 meters in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and in 2012 earned a spot on the Olympic marathon team.

 

Abdirahman was the top American at two consecutive TCS New York City Marathons. He finished third in 2016 in 2:11:23, which was the third-fastest marathon time of his career. At age 39, Abdirahman became the oldest male runner in New York City Marathon history to reach the podium and was also the first American man to finish in the top three since Meb Keflezighi won the race in 2009. He was seventh in 2017 in 2:12:48, eclipsing Keflezighi’s then-masters division record in the event, and earning prize money in three different divisions: open, USA, and masters.

 

Abdirahman has competed at three IAAF World Championships in the 10,000 meters, and his personal best of 27:16.99 in the distance ranks him fifth among Americans behind Galen Rupp, Chris Solinsky, Shadrack Kipchirchir, and Keflezighi.

 

His fastest half-marathon time of 1:00:29 came in 2007 when he recorded a runner-up finish at the NYC Half.


  • Date of Birth Jan 1, 1977
  • Age 42
  • Gender Male
  • Country USA
  • Residence Tucson, AZ, USA

RACE HISTORY

Career Highlights

Year Event Time Place
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2:11:23 3rd
2016 Rio Olympic Marathon 2:13:29    13th
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon 2:09:47 3rd
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000m 27:41.11 1st
2007 NYC Half 1:00:29 2nd
2006 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2:08:56 4th

NYRR RACE HISTORY

Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 United Airlines NYC Half 12 1:03:12
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 13 1:04:14
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 7 2:12:48
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 15 1:03:22
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2016 3 2:11:23
2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 7 0:29:20
2015 United Airlines NYC Half 2015 19 1:04:24
2013 NYC Half 2013 15 1:03:20
2012 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 5 0:28:56
2011 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K 14 0:29:44
2011 NYC Half 2011 19 1:03:12
2010 Healthy Kidney 10K 6 0:28:35
2009 2009 ING New York City Marathon 9 2:14:00
2009 NYC Half-Marathon 4 1:02:51
2009 Healthy Kidney 10K 11 0:29:02
2008 2008 ING New York City Marathon 6 2:14:17
2007 NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE 2 1:00:29
2006 NYC Half-Marathon presented by NIKE 3 1:01:34
2005 2005 ING New York City Marathon 5 2:11:24
2004 2004 ING New York City Marathon 14 2:17:09
2003 NYRR 8000/USA Men's 8K Championships 3 0:22:42
2002 USA Men's 8k Championships 4 0:22:42

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