Abdi Abdirahman is a 5-time Olympian and the oldest American runner to qualify for the Olympics. He is the oldest male to podium at the NYC Marathon, and USATF’s master’s record holder in the marathon. Abdi is also a 4-time USATF champ in the 10k and a 5-time road racing champion at distances from 10 miles to the marathon.
In other words, he’s one of the best runners ever to represent the United States.
He's also found the time to become a new author. I'm thrilled he's written his first book to get an even deeper inside look into his mind.
Check it out here: Abdi's World: The Black Cactus on Life, Running, and Fun
Today's conversation gives a glimpse of his laid back, lighthearted personality that contributes to Abdi's amazing longevity in the sport.
We explore topics of:
Balance between training and life outside of running Changes that Abdi has seen over the years When to be serious and when to relax How running "strength" evolves over time Links & Resources from the Show:
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