Chatting with Olympian Mohammed Ahmed

We talked to Canada's prospective track and marathon team headed to Rio about hopes, dreams, fears going in to what could be our country's most successful Olympics ever. First up is 5,000m record holder Mo Ahmed.

August 3rd, 2016 by | Posted in Rio 2016 | Tags: , ,

IAAF World Indoor Championships. Portland , Oregon. Day Two. March 18, 2016. Photo: Claus Andersen
IAAF World Indoor Championships. Portland , Oregon. Day Two. March 18, 2016. Photo: Claus Andersen
This interview is from our July/August issue. 

Events: 5,000m; 10,000m, Canadian 5,000m record holder (13:01)

Who is your all-time favourite Canadian Olympian?
Adam Van Koeverden and Simon Whitfield.

Do you visualize being in Rio in your training?
Every day! If I didn’t I’d feel as though I’d be cheating myself.

Provide us with an idea of what the hardest training session will be to prep for Rio.
5K/10K race pace workouts: Kilometre repeats at 2:30–2:35 or mile repeats at 4:15–20.

What other Canadian track/ running athlete are you most excited for in Rio?
I’m really excited to see what Damien Warner has in store for us.

Will you go for a run on the streets in Rio?
Yes, certainly.

Did you know?

In his spare time, Ahmed writes poetry.

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