Only Henrik Jørgensen has run faster than Abdi Hakin Ulad of the Danish marathon runners.
With the passage of time 2.11.03 in the 73. international Fukuoka Marathon in Japan was Hvidovre-runner a convincing no. 8. But what was probably more important, qualified himself for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo. The direct qualification is 2.11.30.
Before Sunday's OLYMPICS ambush was Abdi Hakin Ulads best time 2.14.03 from 2016, so it was undeniably an improvement, there was to take and feel.
On the all-time Danish ranking advanced from ninth to second place after Henrik Jørgensen, but in front of Allan Zachariasen.
Henrik Jørgensen's Danish record is 2.09.43 from London 1985, but the now deceased maratonstjerne also has the race on 2.10.20 and 2.10.47 in the English capital.
Abdi Hakin Ulad run very constant in Fukuoka with intermediate times on 15.08 (5 km), 30.25 of 10 km, 1.04.42 at the half marathon and 1.32.36 of 30 km.
Up to Fukuoka, which is one of the IAAFs Golden Label-marathons, had he ago 1. august prepared a total of eleven weeks on the tæningsophold in Ngong in Kenya and felt in his life form.
Before the race, said his trainer, Leo Madsen, B. T.:
"My guess is that Abdi is in the form for a time of about 2.11."Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 11:00