Events: Middle Distance
PRs: Mile 3:55.53 (2002) 1,500m 3:37.64 (1999)
Born: November 11, 1972 in Borau, Somalia
Current Residence: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Fork Union Military Academy (Va.) 92
College: Central Arizona CC 94; George Mason 96
Agent: John Nubani
Career Highlights: 3rd in 1,500m at 2002 USA Outdoor Championships; two-time IC4A 1,500m champion
Aden moved to the U.S. in 1988 from Somalia and ran a 4:05 mile as a prep senior in 1992. He became a U.S. citizen just before the 2000 Olympic Trials. Adens goals for 2003 are ambitious. Im going to win the U.S. Indoor mile, the U.S. Outdoor 1,500 meters and the 4 km race at U.S. Cross Country, he said. I am very confident because my training is going well and I believe in my abilities. Recognized as an up-and-comer in the mile and 1,500 meters, Adens mile personal best of 3:55.53 from his fifth-place finish at the 2002 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., was the second-fastest performance by an American that year. His 3:56.09 clocking in Gresham was the fourth-fastest time by an American in 2002. His third-place finish at the 2002 USA Outdoors in the 1,500 meters was the best of his career. His previous best placing was in 2001 when he finished eightha two-time Olympian for Somalia, in 2000 he carried his national flag in the opening ceremonieshe competed in the first round of the 1500 meters (3:40.33)at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Iden competed in the first round of the 800 meters (1:47.31).
2003: Did not compete.
2002: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs (3:41.19)7th at Madrid (3:39.22)6th at Khania (3:40.62)5th at mile at Nike Prefontaine (3:55.53PR)3rd at Gresham (3:56.09)ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FNbests of 3:55.53PR & 3:39.22.
2001: 8th at USA Outdoors (3:39.82)bests of 3:39.82 & 3:56.95.
2000: Best of 3:38.0.
1999: Best of 3:37.64.
1998: Best of 3:56.13
1997: Bests of 3:59.84i & 3:36.47.
1996: IC4A 1,500m champion9th at NCAA Outdoorsbests of 3:40.68 & 4:00.92i
1995: IC4A 1,500m champion5th in opening heat at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 3:41.14.
1994: National JUCO 1,500m championbest of 3:48.24.