Abdi Abdirahman

Abdi Abdirahman

August 07, 2021

The Greatest Ever x2: Eliud Kipchoge Repeats as Olympic Marathon Champion in Dominant Fashion

Eliud Kipchoge repeated as Olympic Marathon champ and cemented his status as the marathon GOAT as Galen Rupp was 8th.
April 09, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Went Back and Watched the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships

Jonathan Gault revisits the showdown between Adam GoucherBernard Lagat, and Abdi Abdirahman and an age when ponytails were everywhere, cross country courses featured covered bridges, and James Madison was good at XC.
March 03, 2020

Why Did So Many Favorites Bomb, Meet Molly Seidel’s 25-Year-Old Coach, & More Odds & Ends from the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

We share 8 more thoughts about the crazy results at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Plus learn about the 10th place finisher who got engaged at the finish.
February 29, 2020

Galen Rupp is Golden as Unsponsored Jake Riley and 43-Year-Old Abdi Abdirahman Make Olympic Marathon Team

Galen Rupp won it handedly in 2:09:20 while there was a 3-way battle for the last two spots with Riley taking 2nd (2:10:02), and Abdi 3rd (2:10:03). Leonard Korir finished the dreaded 4th in 2:10:06.    
February 24, 2020

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: The Men's Underdogs - From Bernard Lagat to Jim Walmsley

The odds are the Olympic team will consist of 3 of the "Big 4" of Rupp, Korir, Fauble and Ward, but here are 26 underdogs with a chance if 2 of the 4 falter. From 45-year old Bernard Lagat to 24-year old Jerrell Mock, meet those with "a chance."
February 22, 2020

Which “Old Guy” -- Dathan Ritzenhein, Bernard Lagat, or Abdi Abdirahman -- Does the Best at the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Which old guy Dathan Ritzenhein (37), Abdi Abdirahman (43) or Bernard Lagat (45) has the best chance at the Olympic team?
November 03, 2019

Geoffrey Kamworor Powers to Second NYC Marathon Title in Three Years

Kamworor ran his final 10k in 29:14 and got the win as Jared Ward took top American honors in 6th and Abdi Abdirahman set a new US masters record of 2:11:34 at age 42.
July 01, 2019

July 4: Rhonex Kipruto (26:46) And Brigid Kosgei (29:54) Lead Deep Fields For The 50th Running Of The AJC Peachtree Road Race 10k

Kipruto will have a good shot at the 27:04 course and US soil record as he faces Stephen Sambu (27:25), 2016 winner Gabriel Geay and his brother, Africa U20 champ Bravin Kiptoo. The women's race has three of the six fastest women of all time lead by Kosgei who is up against Fancy Chemutai (30:06),Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui (30:19), two-time world marathon champ Edna Kiplagat, Tokyo Marathon champ Ruti Aga, andworld 10,000 bronze medalist Agnes Tirop. The American charge is lead by Emily Sisson, Tyler Pennel and Abdi Abdirahman. *MB: Peachtree Is Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary With One Of The Best Women's 10k Fields Ever
June 22, 2019

Sunday: Boston Marathon Champions, Olympians, and NCAA Titlists to race 2019 B.A.A. 10K

Two-time BAA 10k champ Stephen Sambu and Daniel Chebii face Geoffrey Koech (27:18), 58:42 half runner Stephen Kiprop, and Abdi Abdirahman. Aliphine Tuliamuk, former Boston champ Caroline Rotich, Betsy Saina and 30:06 woman Fancy Chemutai lead the women's race.
October 31, 2018

2018 NYC Marathon U.S. Men's Preview: 43-Yr Old Bernard Lagat Debuts, & Who Will Step Up With Galen Rupp On The Shelf?

Last year a 40-year old man took top US honors in NY. Might a 43-year old running the first marathon of his life do it in 2018? That would be crazy. *MB: And the top American man in New York City will be? Read this and then give us your picks
June 22, 2018

Sunday: Desi Linden Returns To Boston To Take On Defending Winner Joan Chelimo At The BAA 10k

Also racing are Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska. On the men's side, Meb Keflezighi is racing as last year's winner Daniel Chebii leads the field with Stephen Sambu, Abdi Abdirahman, Chris Derrick and more.
April 12, 2018

2018 Boston Marathon Men's Preview, Part II: How Will the Americans Fare?

We give you all you need to know on all the Americans not named Galen Rupp.
January 11, 2018

Hot Weekend Preview: Hasay vs. Huddle for the American 13.1 Record in Houston, Mo Farah Begins the Post-Salazar Era in Doha and XC in Edinburgh

Get ready - 2018's first big weekend of racing is here!! From Mo Farah's first race under new coach Gary Lough in Doha to the Great Edinburgh XCountry to Clayton Murphy's NOP debut to Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay and the American record (and a loaded men's field) at the Houston Half Marathon, we preview it all. Huddle's coach Ray Treacy shares his insight with LRC and says "[Molly] is as prepared as she’s ever been for a half marathon."
November 03, 2017

RRW: Abdi Abdirahman, 40, Eyes NYC Marathon Podium For Second Straight Year

Abdi was 3rd in NY last year, 6th in Boston and says his training has gone really well. Talking about retirement, Abdi is taking it one year at a time, but says he'll still run 60-70 miles a week even after he hangs them up.
October 31, 2017

2017 NYC Marathon U.S. Men's Preview: Can Meb Close Out His Career As The Top American? Or Will Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman Or Shadrack Biwott Stop Him?

Four real high-quality American men that will battle in NY this weekend - past champ Meb Kefelzighi, Olympic sixth placer Jared Ward, the ageless Abdi Abdirahman and Shadrack Biwott, who has been top 5 in his last 2 majors.
August 28, 2017

Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman And Kellyn Taylor Lead American Field For 2017 New York City Marathon

Other top Americans include Shadrack Biwott, Christo Landry, Neely Gracey, Stephanie Bruce, and Aliphine Tuliamuk.
July 21, 2017

Maine Native Ben True and Mary Keitany of Kenya Returning to Defend Crowns at Special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

Ben True And Mary Keitany Face Super Deep Fields As They Return To Defend Their Titles At Beach To Beacon 10K True faces a deep field that includes Stephen Sambu, Tariku Bekele, Abdi Abdirahman, Cam Levins and Dan Huling while Keitany is up against Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Meseret Defar, Joyce Chepkirui and Wude Ayalew.
April 17, 2017

7 Thoughts on Men's Race in Boston: Galen Rupp More Than Leads The Way With Six Americans in Top 10

A Kenyan may have won and a Japanese guy was 3rd, but Galen Rupp led the American invasion.