The Dutch record holder Abdi Nagaaye is ready for Tokyo Marathon

The Dutch record holder Abdi Nagaaye is ready for Tokyo Marathon

Abdi Nagaaye is one of the prominent and consistent long-distance runners in the world currently. He has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the marathon event. Abdi will represent his country Netherlands. He is the reigning marathon record holder in the Netherlands. He also competed in the Rio 2016 marathon race.

Abdi was born on March 2, 1989, in Mogadishu, Somalia. They later relocated to the Netherlands where he grew up there.

Abdi last long run before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Left with only 14 days until the marathon in Sapporo, Japan. He is now part of the famous long-distance running team in the world currently, the NN Running Team. The Dutch record holder Abdi Nagaaye is ready for Tokyo Marathon.

He said “training is going on very well and ready to challenge the best in the marathon event at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”

He has competed in multiple marathons and has a track record. His personal best in the half marathon is 1:00.24 which was set on 3 February 2019 in Marugame. His time still holds the Netherlands half marathon national record to date. In the same year, he runs the Rotterdam Marathon and also set a new national record. The time was 2:06.17 on 7 April 2019 which no Dutch national has been able to break his record.

Abdi Nagaaye has competed in the Boston Marathon and was part of the first 10 top finishers. He took part in the 2018 European Athletics Championships in the men’s marathon.

Addi is fluent in about four internationally recognised languages. He is now preparing to compete in his second Olympic Games in the marathon.

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