Mohammed AHMED

Mohammed AHMED
Birth Date:  05 Jan 1991
Place of Birth:  MOGADISHU SOM
Country of birth:  SOM
Age:  27
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  181
Weight (Kg):  125

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 5000m 2 Silver
Men's 10,000m 2 Silver

Mohammed AHMED - Schedule

Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 16:40
Gold Medal Event Men's 5000m Final
Fri, 13 Apr 21:10
Gold Medal Event Men's 10,000m Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 5000m 5 13:18.88
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 10,000m 6 28:02.96

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 5000m 4 13:05.94
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 10,000m 32 29:32.84
2012 London, GBR Men's 10,000m 18 28:13.91

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Men's 5000m 6 13:35.43
2017 London, GBR Men's 10,000m 8 27:02.35
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 5000m 12 14:00.38
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's 10,000m 9 27:35.76

Nickname: Mospeed (, Jul 2015)
Education: Political science at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Languages spoken: English, Somali

PERSONAL: Jerry SCHUMACHER (USA) (, 08 Jun 2016)

Sporting relatives

Younger brother Ibrahim AHMED (CAN) contested 10,000m at Barcelona 2012 World Junior Championships. (, Jul 2015)

Reason: "What drew me to running is probably the competitive household I grew up in, with four boys, of which I am the oldest. My two younger brothers (twins Kadar and Ibrahim) and I did everything together. We played all kinds of sports and they served as my introduction to running." (, 12 Sep 2013)
Hero: British distance runner Mo FARAH and Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa BEKELE (, 12 Sep 2013)
Influence: Family (, 12 Sep 2013)
Ritual: Writes out his goals and thoughts before a race so he can go to the start line with no doubts. Also listens to relaxing music or poetry before competing. (, Jul 2015;, 12 Sep 2013)
Additional information

Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but spent first 10 years in Kenya. Moved to Canada just before 11th birthday. (, 08 Jun 2016)

World political climate has caused Muslim AHMED problems at airports. In August 2017, detained by airport security and flight departed without him. (, 3 Aug 2017)

In 2017 broke Canadian national records at two miles indoors, 3000m, 5000m indoors and 10,000m. (, 29 Aug 2017;, 4 Aug 2017;, Oct 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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