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Worldclass Athletes: Mohammed AMAN

Mohammed AMAN

Mohammed Aman winning in Milan and beating Kenyan World champion and world record holder David Rudisha, September 10, 2011.

HONOURS:

– 2010 Ethiopia runner-up over 800m
– 2010 Eastern Africa Youth Champion over 800m
– 2010 Youth Olympics Champion over 800m
– 2011 Africa Junior Champion over 800m
– 2011 World Youth silver medallist over 800m
– 2011 World Championship Finalist over 800m
– 2012 World Indoor Champion over 800m

BIO:

Mohammed Aman was born on january 10th 1994 in Asella in central Ethiopia.

Started running around 2006 when he was in school, Mohammed – the only runner in the family – has two brothers and five sisters. His father work for the government while is mother is a housewife.

After finishing second at the 2010 National Championship over 800m, he won the 2010 Eastern Africa Youth Championship in Khartoum (Sudan) over 800m and was the first winner of the 1000 meters at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, setting a new National Record over the distance in 2:19.54.

Right after his indoor debut in early 2011, he went to win is second Africa Junior Title over 800m in may in Gaborone (Bostwana) but was later stripped of his 2009 title for being too young (ten days) to compete in those championship. He then made his debut over other distances (Mile and 1500m) as a preparation for the 2011 World Youth Championship in Lille (France) where he won the silver medal and set a new National Record over 800m in 1:44.68.

He bettered his 800m National Record 7 weeks later during the semi-final at the 2011 World Championship in Daegu (South Korea) and finished 8th in the Final.

The 17 year-old Ethiopian improved in Rieti in September, setting a new World Youth Best in 1:43.37 behind World Record holder David Rudisha whom he beat 8 days later in Milano, ending David Rudisha‘s 34 winning streak.

When he was a kid he liked all the Ethiopian famous athletes that « died » for the Ethiopian flag such as Haile Gebrselassie, Derartu Tulu, Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba.

His goal for this year is to win London Olympics and try to run his personal best.

Training mostly in Addis Abeba and around with the National Team, he runs between 40 and 50 miles a week. Until today, the best workout he did is:
2*400m in 46.94 & 47.23 with 10 minutes recovery between each.

If he was not an athlete he thinks he could have been a good mathematics teacher and consider injuries as the hardest part in running.

Mohammed Aman one day before winning The Aviva Indoor Grand Prix, in Birmingham (England), February 17, 2012.

PERSONAL BESTS:

Distance

Time

Year

800m

1:43.37

2011

1 000m

2:19.54

2010

1 500m

3:43.52

2011

Mile

3:57.14

2011

800m (i)

1:45.40

2012

1 500m (i)

3:46.31

2011

ALL TIME TOP 5 + AVG: 

Distance

800m

1 000m

800m (i)

1

1:43.37

2:19.54

1:45.40

2

1:43.50

2:20.59

1:45.84

3

1:44.29

2:24.40

1:46.80

4

1:44.57

 

1:48.12

5

1:44.68

 

1:49.21

AVG

1:44.08

 

1:47.07

PROGRESSION:

Date

800m

Date

1 000m

23/06/2008

1:50.29

12/05/2010

2:20.59

09/01/2009

1:47.75

22/08/2010

2:19.54

17/05/2009

1:46.34

07/06/2011

1:45.74

09/07/2011

1:44.68

10/09/2011

1:43.37

Date

800m (i)

08/02/2011

1:48.12

14/02/2012

1:46.80

18/02/2012

1:45.40

ANNUAL BESTS:

Year

800m

1000m

1 500m

2008

1:50.29

2009

1:46.34

2010

1:48.5h

2:19.54

2011

1:43.37

 

3:43.52

2012

Year

Mile

800m (i)

1 500m (i)

2010

1:48.12

2011

3:57.14

1:45.40

3:46.31

2012

Mohammed Aman

PERFORMANCES:

DATE

CITY

EVENT

TIME

FINISH

MARGIN

23/06/2008

Abuja (NGR)

800M (i)

1:50.29

6th

-2,51sec

09/01/2009

Addis Abeba (ETH)

800M

 1:47.75

1st

29/04/2009

Addis Abeba (ETH)

NC 800M

1:50.68

6th

-3,17sec

17/05/2009

Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

800M

1:46.34

4th

-1,37sec

20/05/2009

Uberlandia (BRA)

800M

1:49.67

5th

-2,23sec

24/05/2009

Belém (BRA)

800M

1:46.75

4th

-2,12sec

14/06/2009

Casablanca (MAR)

800M

1:47.68

7th

-2,41sec

01/08/2009

Bambous (MRI)

AJC 800M

1:52.52

DQ

02/08/2009

Bambous (MRI)

AJC 800M

1:48.82

DQ

26/08/2009

Grangemouth (GBR)

800M

1:52.70

1st

+0,81sec

01/05/2010

Addis Abeba (ETH)

NC 800M

1:48.5h

2nd

-1,1hsec

12/05/2010

Khartoum (SUD)

EAY 1 000M

2:20.59

1st

-1,02sec

08/06/2010

Montreuil (FRA)

800M

1:55.44

8th

-9,53sec

12/06/2010

Sotteville (FRA)

800M

1:49.03

10th

-3,49sec

18/08/2010

Singapore (SIN)

YOG 1 000M (H)

2:24.40

1st

+0,11sec

22/08/2010

Singapore (SIN)

YOG 1 000M (F)

2:19.54

1st

+1,71sec

29/01/2011

Bordeaux (FRA)

1 500M (i)

3:46.31

4th

-6,96sec

08/02/2011

Liévin (FRA)

800M (i)

1:48.12

1st

+0,07sec

11/02/2011

Düsseldorf (GER)

800M (i)

1:49.21

2nd

-0,23sec

13/02/2011

Gent (BEL)

800M (i)

DNF

DNF

30/04/2011

Philadelphia (USA)

DMR

9:44.96

7th

-27,51sec

14/05/2011

Gaborone (BOT)

AJC 800M (H)

1:50.39

1st

+0,68sec

15/05/2011

Gaborone (BOT)

AJC 800M (F)

1:46.62

1st

+0,54sec

04/06/2011

Eugene (USA)

Mile

3:57.14

8th

-3,28sec

07/06/2011

Montreuil (FRA)

800M

1:45.74

1st

+0,47sec

12/06/2011

Brazzaville (CGO)

1 500M

3:43.52

6th

-5,04sec

06/07/2011

Lille (FRA)

WYC 800M (H)

1:53.17

1st

+0,27sec

07/07/2011

Lille (FRA)

WYC 800M (SF)

1:47.72

2nd

-0,61sec

09/07/2011

Lille (FRA)

WYC 800M (F)

1:44.68

2nd

-0,60sec

27/08/2011

Daegu (KOR)

WC 800M (H)

1:45.17

2nd

-0,34sec

28/08/2011

Daegu (KOR)

WC 800M (SF)

1:44.57

1st

+0,03sec

30/08/2011

Daegu (KOR)

WC 800M (F)

1:45.93

8th

-2,02sec

10/09/2011

Rieti (ITA)

800M

1:43.37

3rd

-2,04sec

13/09/2011

Rovereto (ITA)

800M

1:46.48

1st

+0,45sec

16/09/2011

Bruxelles (BEL)

800M

1:44.29

2nd

-0,33sec

18/09/2011

Milano (ITA)

800M

1:43.50

1st

+0,07sec

14/02/2012

Liévin (FRA)

800M (i)

1:46.80

5th

-2,23sec

18/02/2012

Birmingham (GBR)

800M (i)

1:45.40

1st

+0,01sec

23/02/2012

Stockholm (SWE)

800M (i)

1:45.84

1st

+0,18sec

09/03/2012

Istanbul (TUR)

WC 800M (i)

(H)

1:50.56

2nd

-0,07sec

10/03/2012

Istanbul (TUR)

WC 800M (i)

(SF)

1:48.07

1st

+0,06sec

11/03/2012

Istanbul (TUR)

WC 800M (i)

(F)

1:48.36

1st

+0,26sec

AJ= African Junior Championship; H= Heat; JXC= Junior Cross Country;
KJC=Kenya Junior Championship; NC= National Championship;
PC = Police Championship;RD= Road; SF= Semi Final;
WC= World Championship; WJC= World Junior Championship;
XC= Cross Country; EK=Ekiden; HM= Half-marathon
WYC= World Youth Championship; F= Final
AAG= All-Africa Games; (i)= Indoor; AP= Administration Police
KCSC= Kenya Colleges and Schools Championship
CYC= Commonwealth Youth Championship
EAY= East African Youth Championship
YOG= Youth Olympic Games

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