Ayanleh Souleiman
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Ayanleh Souleiman
Ayanleh Souleiman
Ayanleh Souleiman in 2015.jpg
Souleiman with the press in 2015
Personal information
Birth nameHassan Ayanleh Souleiman
Born (1992-12-03) December 3, 1992 (age 27)
Djibouti City, Djibouti
ResidenceDjibouti City
Event(s)1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal 800 meters: 1:42.97[1]
1500 meters: 3:29.58[1]

1000 meters: 2:13.49[1]
Mile: 3:47.32[1]

3000 meters: 7:39.81[1]
Ayanleh Souleiman wins in 2015 IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm.

Ayanleh Souleiman (born 3 December 1992), also known as Hassan Ayanleh, is a Djiboutian middle distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres. He is the Djiboutian record holder for the distance, with his best of 3:29.58 minutes, as well as being the 3000 metres holder with 7:42.22 minutes. He also holds the indoor world record for the 1000-meter which he achieved at the 2016 Globengalan event in Stockholm Sweden.[2] He also set a new IAAF Diamond League record at the IAAF Diamond League in August 2016 in the men's 1000 meters [3]

Running career

Souleiman's first international appearances came in 2009, when he placed tenth in the 1500 m at the Jeux de la Francophonie and ran in the heats of the 3000 m at the World Youth Championships.[4]

In 2011, Souleiman won the title of 1500 m of the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Doha, in a time of 3:34.32, to win his country's first medal in this competition.[5] He also placed sixth in the 1500 m at the 2011 All-Africa Games.[6]

The following season saw him appear on the global scene, as he reached fifth in the final at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[4] His first major medal followed at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics where he claimed the silver medal in the 1500 m.[7]

Souleiman set the Djiboutian national indoor record in the 3000 m at the Indoor Flanders Meeting in February 2013, coming third with a time of 7:39.81 minutes.[8] In June 2013 he ran a national record at 800 m at a meet in Sweden.

Souleiman won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics held in Moscow in August 2013, finishing behind Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia and Nick Symmonds of the United States.[9]

In 2014, Souleiman also won the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic, held at Hayward Field in Oregon with a time of 3:47:32.

Personal bests



  1. ^ a b c d e All-Athletics. "Profile of Ayanleh SOULEIMAN".
  2. ^ Wells, Adam (Feb 17, 2016). "Souleiman Breaks Indoor 1,000M World Record". Featured Columnist. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Ramsak, Bob (Aug 25, 2016). "SOULEIMAN SETS 1000M SERIES RECORD IN LAUSANNE - IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE". the IAAF. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b Ayanleh Souleiman Archived March 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-02-28.
  5. ^ Georgiotis, Vasileios (2011-12-21). "Qatar's young guns shine in Doha - Arab Games report". IAAF. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Athletics results". All-Africa Games 2011. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Watta, Evelyn (2012-07-02). "Burundian teen Niyonsaba takes dramatic 800m title as Nigeria top medal table in Porto-Novo - African champs, Day 5". IAAF. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2013-02-10). "Trost triumphs, Maslak and Gregan deny Borlée brothers home wins in Gent - UPDATED". IAAF. Retrieved .
  9. ^ 14th IAAF World Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2018-04-03.
  10. ^ "Report: men's 1500m - IAAF Continental Cup, Marrakech 2014". IAAF. 2014-09-13. Retrieved .

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