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Meet the 2018 Competitors: Hassan Mead

Hassan Mead | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter

Sponsor: Nike / Oregon Track Club
College: Minnesota
1500m PR: 3:37.65
Mile PR: 3:59.89
5000 PR: 13:02.80

5 Things About Me: Hassan Mead

  1. My favorite sport. is basketball, but my favorite athlete is Mohammed Ali.
  2. I was born in Somalia, and I can speak Somali fluently.
  3. I represented the United State in three different international championships.: Two World Championships (2015 Beijing, 2017 London) and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
  4. I want to medal in 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan.
  5. I also want Gold at the 2021 IAAF World Championship in the 10k at Hayward Field, and then retire.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s your favorite podcast or Pandora Station? I have not got into podcasts too much to have a favorite, but I will soon. You can count on it.
  2. What’s your favorite pre-run or post-run snack? Pre run – good cup of black tea with two spoonfuls of sugar and wheat toast with light butter. Post run – PB&J.. hands down.
  3. If you competed in another sport, what would it be? Oh, man this is loaded question because I love sports. The list can go on and on, but I’ll just give you my top 2: Basketball and Golf.
  4. What is your favorite flavor of Gatorade? (Now, or growing up) Grape then, Grape now and always.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? The only connection I have with the state of NC prior to this weekend is back in 2007 I came to Greensboro to compete at Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 2 mile. where I ran 8:51 behind Centro, Heath and Jager.

Learn more about Hassan at: VIS Experience | Rise & Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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