Soulstice Publishing author Abdi Abdirahman is headed to Sapporo, Japan, to compete in his fifth Olympics, an unprecedented feat for an American distance runner.
We join running fans everywhere in wishing him the best. We will be rooting for him, not just because we love his story and that he is representing the United States, but because we love who he is. Clearly, many more feel the same way. We all could use a little more Abdi in our life!
The men’s marathon is on Sunday, August 8, in Japan, which will be Saturday afternoon, August 7, in the USA. In the meantime, check out these links of recent interviews and articles about Abdi:
Arizona Republic, “Abdirahman returning for fifth Olympics at age 44.”
Podium Runner, “How 44-year-old Abdi Abdirahman is training for the Olympic Marathon.”
Outside magazine, “Abdi Abdirahman doesn’t care about age.”
USA Today, “Olympic marathoner Abdi Abdirahman is racing Father Time–and winning.”
High Country Running, “Do you know Abdi?”
Daily Mail, “I don’t look at myself as an old man. I want to win the gold!”
CBS Inside Edition, “Abdi Abdirahman on being US Olympic team’s oldest runner, his journey from young refugee to American athlete.”
Arizona Daily Star, “Tucson’s Abdi Abdirahman will ‘be ready’ for Olympics at age 44.”
Reuters, “Returning US Olympians rely on experience for another shot at glory.”
Authority Magazine, “Abdi Abdirahman: 5 things you need to know to become a great author.”
Thrive Global, “Abdi Abdirahman: ‘practice balance.'”
Tucson Channel 9, “Abdi Abdirahman racing Father Time.”
Run to the Top Podcast, interview with Claire Bartholic, “Fun is Abdi Abdirahman’s secret to running longevity.”