Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed

Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed (Arabic: جمال عبد المجي عيسى محمد;[1] born 25 August 1993) is a Sudanese-born runner competing internationally over 5,000 and 10,000 metres.[2] Mohammed was one of 29 athletes across 12 disciplines who representing the refugee Olympic team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.[3]

Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed
Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed in 2022
Personal information
National team ART
 Refugee Olympic Team (ROT)
Born (1993-08-25) 25 August 1993 (age 30)
Barde, Wasat Darfur, Sudan
Event(s)3000 metres, 5000 metres, 10,000 metres
ClubAlley Runners Club
Coached byYuval Carmi
Achievements and titles
Personal best3000 m: 7:56.41 (Birmingham 2023)

5000 m: 13:40.19 (Vienna 2023)

10,000 m: 28:09.80 (Tel Aviv 2022)

In 2003, when he was 10 years old, members of the Janjaweed militia came to burn down his village and killed 97 people, including his father. In 2010 he fled the violence in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region aged 17, and Mohammed spent three days crossing the Sinai Desert from Egypt to Israel on foot, where he was eventually granted refugee protection. He found employment in Tel-Aviv and joined a running club, The Alley Runners in 2014. He finished 40th in his European Cross Country Champion Clubs Cup debut in 2017, 30th in 2018, and 22nd in the 2019 edition on 3 February in Albufeira, Portugal.

Competitions edit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   ART
2019 World Cross Country Championships Aarhus, Denmark 85th 10k cross 35:09
World Championships Doha, Qatar 32nd (h) 5000 m 14:15.32
2021 European 10,000m Cup Birmingham, Great Britain 25th 10,000 m 28:52.64
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 23rd (h) 5000 m 13.42.98
2022 World Championships Eugene, United States 36th (h) 5000 m 14:02.79
European Championships Munich, Germany 10,000 m DNF

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Olympedia – Jamal Abdelmaji". www.olympedia.org. Retrieved 20 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Jamal Abdelmaji EISA MOHAMMED | Profile". worldathletics.org.
  3. ^ "Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed joins the IOC Refugee Olympic Team". Olympics.com.[permanent dead link]

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