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Al Navidi's Athletic Achievements

I became very active in sports ever since I graduated from high-school in 1977. In high-school, just like any other Iranian youth, my favorite and only sport was soccer. I would always get depressed those days that our gym teacher, Mr. Jaberi, would make us either run, play basketball, or engage in any sport other than soccer. After high-school and after I moved to the U.S., since I did not have a lot of friends to play soccer with, my interest in soccer slowly faded and I became more interested in individual sports such as tennis, running, cycling and swimming.

It was shortly after my interest in these individual sports that I decided to compete in some events, both to establish a goal for myself and to quench my thirst for competition.

Since 1991, I have been competing as an amateur triathlete in triathlon races worldwide. My accomplishments include 6 Ironman triathlons including Ironman Mont Tremblant in 2013, Ironman Coeur D'Alene in 2012, Ironman Arizona in 2010 , Ironman Canada in 2008, Ironman USA Lake Placid in 2007 and The Great Floridian in 1998, 25+ Half-Ironman distance triathlons, and 250+ other types of races. I have also competed in 5 separate World Triathlon Championship (ITU) races representing Iran. I have won my age group and placed top three in my age group in several triathlons sponsored by The Triathlantic Association, Piranha Sports and The Columbia Triathlon Association. As of 2014, I was nationally ranked 1,241st in the country.

Aside from the sport of Triathlon, I am also an avid skier and runner and have competed in 54 marathons and ultra-marathons in 34 states + DC, including Boston (3), New York City (4), Marine Corps (6), Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, Los Angeles , Houston, Steamtown (PA), Myrtle Beach, Seattle, Detroit, Hartford, New Jersey, Delaware, Nashville Country Music, St. George (Utah), Arizona R&R, NC Outer Banks, New Orleans Mardis Gras, R&R DC Marathon and Pittsburgh marathon. I also belong to the 50 States Marathon Club, which tracks runners running a marathon in all 50 states. For more detailed information about my athletic activities and personal achievements and records, please refer to my Athletic Activities & Achievements page. To read an article, that includes several action photos, written about my triathlon achievements, please refer to the Iranian Sports Homepage . If you would like to view my family, as well as competition-related photos, please see my Photo Gallery.

To read an article written about my Triathlon achievements, that also includes many action shots, please go to the Iranian Sports Homepage.

My National Triathlon Ranking since 1997:

1997: 696th
1998: 823rd
2000: 685th
2001: 626th
2002: 1,119th
2003: 1,416th
2004: 583rd
2005: 1,135th
2006: 690th
2007: 736th
2008: 1,385th
2009: 999th
2010: 740th
2011: 1,241st
2012: 1,334th

Below is a partial list of my achievements in the sports of running:

Race Name Distance Overall Time Year Overall Pace Rank Out Of
Marine Corps Marathon Marathon 4:09:14 2005 9.3 4442 20072
Miami Marathon Marathon 4:09:37 2005 9.31 730 1763
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:51:51 1993 8.32 435 1369
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:44:39 1994 8 553 1401
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:41:30 1995 7.45 317 1087
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:40:18 1996 7.39 399 1672
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:41:45 1997 7.46 392 1578
MS Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:43:51 1998 7.56 295 1545
Nashville Marathon Marathon 3:44.10 2006 8.33 393 4030
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:41:58 2009 7.43 576 4151
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:51:05 2011 8.29 2364 9263
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:43:08 2012 7.52 1097 16291
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 143:17 2013 7.53 1439 19945
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:47:19 2014 8.12 1878 16767
National Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:50:51 2016 8.28 2129 14470
National Marathon Marathon 3:37:52 2007 8.19 251 1170
New Hampshire Marathon Marathon 4:37:59 2016 10.37 105 198
New Jersey Marathon Marathon 3:53:25 2012 8.55 743 2304
New Orleans Mardis Gras Marathon 3:49:28 2007 8.46 234 1084
NYC Marathon Marathon 4:41:04 1994 10.43 20366 31262
NYC Marathon Marathon 3:48:45 1995 8.43 6540 26531
NYC Marathon Marathon 3:48:52 1998 8.43 7494 31539
OBX Marathon Marathon 3:43:05 2006 8.32 219 1504
Parks Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:42:09 2007 7.43 303 1514
Parks Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:55:59 2010 8.51 735 2086
Parks Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:53:12 2012 8.39 712 2189
Parks Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:46:31 2013 8.08 426 2275
Parks Half-Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:52:53 2015 8.37 582 1986
Philadelphia Marathon Marathon 3:46:38 2000 8.39 1445 4252
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 48:42 2005 7.5 77 225
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 46:54 2012 7.33 76 354
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 51:18 2015 8.16 122 349
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 49:54 2016 8.02 66 104
Pike's Peek 10K 10K 42:37 1997 6.52 277 1943
Pike's Peek 10K 10K 42:09 1998 6.47 224 2129

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