Abdirahman 15th at World XC, Helps United States to Third Place Finish
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 25, 2001
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Former University of Arizona Abdi Abdirahman runner finished 15th Sunday at the World Cross Country Championships in Oostende, Belgium. He was the third American finisher, helping the United States team to a third place finish with 87 points in the 12,000-meter event.

Abdirahman finished the course in 40 minutes, 54 seconds. Belgium's Mohammed Mourhit ran 39:53 to successfully defend his title in the event. Bob Kennedy was the top American finisher in 12th, while fellow U.S. runner Meb Keflezighi was 13th. Nick Rodgers rounded out the U.S. team in 47th place.

Abdirahman, who lives in Tucson and trains with Arizona head coach Dave Murray, will pick up his training for the outdoor track and field season upon his return to Tucson this week