Won the Virginia state AAA meet today… only his 2nd season of XC and 4 race this season (injured all of Sept and Oct). His dad was world champ at 1500m (Abdi Bile). He also ran 1:54 last year in his first track season. Watch out for this kid to do big things.
Good genes. Line up anybody (El G, Morceli, Coe) against Abdi in this race, and I am taking Bile.
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfbY_av6YE4 if embed isn’t working
[quote=xcrunna;108801]Good genes. Line up anybody (El G, Morceli, Coe) against Abdi in this race, and I am taking Bile.
Good choice - as I think he was 1:46 for his last 800m to win that race (they mentioned that he was 25.8 and 51.4 for the last 200m and 400m). Amazing to think he was still running for George Mason at that point - I remember him making a 3:55 miler (Gerry O’Reilly) look like a JV runner at IC4A’s (with everyone else looking worse) that same year.