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Abdi Nageeye in 2009, celebrating his first national title at the 2009 Dutch Cross Country Championships.

Abdi Nageeye is a long-distance runner from the Netherlands who qualified for the 2016 Olympics in the marathon.[1]


Early lifeEdit

Nageeye was born March 2, 1989 in Mogadishu, Somalia.[2] At the age of 6, he was resettled as a refugee in the Netherlands.[3] 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.[3]

Nageeye is fluent in Somali, Dutch, Arabic, English, and Amharic.[3]


Nageeye finished 8th at the 2016 Boston Marathon.[4] Later that year he finished 11th at the Olympic marathon in Rio.

He has also trained in Kenya.[5]

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


  1. ^ "Abdi Nageeye achtste in marathon Boston" [Abdi Nageeye eighth in Boston Marathon]. (in Dutch). Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  2. ^ "ARRS: Abdi Nageeye". Retrieved 2017-04-09.
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  4. ^ "2016 Boston Marathon Top 20 Finishers". 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  5. ^ Connolly, John (2016-04-17). "Lelisa Desisa seeks to join elite club of triple winners". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on 2016-04-26.

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