St Catharines runner tells Sports Canada what it’s like pulling on the national uniform


Published August 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm


With less than two days before he runs for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics in the finals of the Men’s 5000M, St Catharines distance runner Mohammed Ahmed sat down with Sports Canada and told them what it feels like donning the red-and-white uniform.

“It’s a lot of responsibility but it’s pride,” he told the group.

Ahmed, 30, moved to St Catharines with his parents to St Catharines at the age of 11 from Mogadishu, Somalia and attended St. Catharines Collegiate High School.

At that point, he was a four-time Canadian Junior 5000M champion.

From there, it was on to University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated in 2014.

The finals for the Men’s 5000M is set for 8 am Friday (August 6) morning.

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