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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Abdihakem (Abdi) Abdirahman has the coolest website of all of the athletes thus far, and has represented the US more times in the Olympics as well. He was born on 1/1/1977 (pretty cool birthday too) in Somalia, and lived there through most of his high school years (he attended Jhameyasin Carte High School in Mogadishu). He finished school in the US, graduating from Tucson High School in 1995, where he went on to Pima Community College. He later transferred to the University of Arizona, where he majored in retail consumer studies. He was named the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Cross Country Athlete of the Year in 1998, the same year he finished 2nd in the NCAA championships.
Abdi represented the US in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, placing 10th and 15th in the 10,000m. In fact, he has a lot of experience in the 10k, finishing in the top 20 in three world championships (7th in '07, 13th in '05, and 19th in '03). According to his website, the marathon distance holds the most promise, as was apparent by his 3rd place finish at the trials earlier this year.