Work, Reast and Play – Mohammed Aman

Mohammed AmanMohammed Aman, still only 20, won the 2013 IAAF World Championships 800m gold medal and has won over the same distance at the past two IAAF World Indoor Championships.

The Ethiopian offers an insight into his personality by answering our work, rest and play questions.


What is your favourite training session and why?

Mohammed Aman: Doing more relaxing exercise the week or so before a big competition.

What is your least favourite training session?

MA: After a period of recovery, the beginning of the first training session back.

What are your three favourite things about being an athlete?

MA: Firstly, the challenge of athletics. Secondly, the happiness and satisfaction I experience when I win and thirdly, the opportunity to see different countries around the world.

Where is your favourite training venue?

MA: The Addis Ababa stadium in Ethiopia.

What is the worst thing about being an athlete?

MA: In my opinion, injury is the worst thing about being an athlete.

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