August 23, 2020 – BTV Sports – Somalia’s sporting talent is being acknowledged around the world as young Abdisalam Ali today won the 5000m in the U20 U-20 in Switzerland.
In the race in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, Abdi Salaan ran 14:36.17, the best U20 record in Switzerland.
Abdisalam finished second in the 10,000 meters (U20) held in Zurich last year.
Abdisalam, who arrived in Switzerland in 2016, is competing for Somalia and is the first person from the Somali community to win the 5000m and 10000m races in Switzerland.
Abdisalam Ali is one of many young bright Somalis around the world who are showcasing their sporting talent.
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