Now that Abdi Abdirahman has returned from the Olympic men’s marathon in Sapporo, Japan, Soulstice Publishing is ready to publish his memoir Abdi’s World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun.
For a limited time, Abdi has agreed to sign copies for people who preorder the book from the Soulstice Publishing website. In addition, ordering directly from Soulstice will ensure that you will receive the book more quickly than you would through Amazon and other online outlets.
We’re wrapping up work on Abdi’s World to include the thoughts on this most unusual Olympic Games experience from a most unusual runner. Books should arrive at our warehouse in October. Abdi’s fifth Olympics is an unprecedented feat for an American distance runner, and his joyful attitude and hard work will motivate you to make the most of your running…and your life.
IN THE NEWS & HOT REVIEWS:
Check out these links of recent interviews and articles about Abdi:
Track & Field News book review by Ed Fox: “…an enjoyable read for anyone interested in American distance running and/or the immigrant/refugee experience. Abdi emerges as a garrulous, fun-loving personality, comfortable in his own skin, loyal to his friends, utterly committed to running excellence, and a proud citizen of his adopted country.”
Kirkus Reviews, “A lighthearted and engaging memoir by a celebrated runner and Olympic athlete.”
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.”