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Abdi Nageeye in 2009, celebrating his first national title at the 2009 Dutch Cross Country Championships.
|Born||3 February 1989
|Coached by||Patrick Sang|
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Abdi Nageeye (born 2 March 1989) is a Somali-Dutch long-distance runner from the Netherlands who won silver in the 2020 Olympics marathon.
Nageeye was born on 2 March 1989 in Mogadishu, Somalia. At the age of 6, he was resettled as a refugee in the Netherlands. After spending four years in the Netherlands, he then lived with his family in Syria and Somalia. Afterwards, Nageeye returned to the Netherlands via Ethiopia and was adopted by a family in Oldebroek.
Nageeye is fluent in Somali, Dutch, Arabic, English, and Amharic.
Nageeye finished 8th at the 2016 Boston Marathon. Later that year he finished 11th at the Olympic marathon in Rio. In 2018, he competed in the men's marathon at the 2018 European Athletics Championships held in Berlin, Germany. He did not finish his race.
He has also trained in Kenya.
Nageeye won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo marathon, finishing in a time of 2:09:58.
- Half marathon - 1h00:24, Marugame, 3 February 2019, NR
- Marathon - 2h06:17, Rotterdam, 7 April 2019, NR
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