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Abdi Nageeye
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Abdi Nageeye in 2009, celebrating his first national title at the 2009 Dutch Cross Country Championships.
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born 3 February 1989 (1989-02-03) (age 32)
Mogadishu, Somalia
Residence Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sport Running
Event(s) marathon
Team AV Cifla
Coached by Patrick Sang
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2:06:17

Abdi Nageeye (born 2 March 1989) is a Somali-Dutch long-distance runner from the Netherlands who won silver in the 2020 Olympics marathon.

Early life

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 is currently part of the NN Running Team, an international team of elite long-distance runners managed by Global Sports Communication in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Nageeye won a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo marathon, finishing in a time of 2:09:58.

Personal bests


  • Half marathon - 1h00:24, Marugame, 3 February 2019, NR
  • Marathon - 2h06:17, Rotterdam, 7 April 2019, NR
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