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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 61 marathons and ultra-marathons in 41 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
Sallie Mae 10K 10K 48:54 1992 8 3 22
DCRRC 20-Miler 20-Miler 2:58:32 1994 8.55 4 33
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:26:31 1995 8.39 5 44
Sallie Mae 10K 10K 48:24 1993 7.56 6 55
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:28:35 2005 7.54 7 77
GW Classic 15K 15K 1:11:49 1993 7.23 7 66
Atoms 10K 10K 46:59 1994 7.42 53 160
Jingle Bell Jog 8K 36:31 2011 7.21 61 315
Frozen Slopes 9K 9K 51:41 2012 9.16 65 233
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 49:54 2016 8.02 66 104
Turkey Burnoff 10-Miler 1:19:45 2012 7.58 69 238
Frozen Slopes 9K 8K 55:46 2013 9.59 71 153
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 46:54 2012 7.33 76 354
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 48:42 2005 7.5 77 225
Frozen Slopes 9K 8K 51:36 2011 9.34 80 184
Turkey Burnoff 10-Miler 1:23:14 2011 8.2 87 228
Wausau Marathon Marathon 4:34:28 2016 10.29 92 129
Turkey Burnoff 10-Miler 1:21:13 2013 8.06 101 239
New Hampshire Marathon Marathon 4:37:59 2016 10.37 105 198
Girl Scout 10K 10K 46:28 1994 7.36 109 329
Piece of Cake 10K 10K 51:18 2015 8.16 122 349
Turkey Burnoff 10-Miler 1:24:56 2015 8.28 123 310
Holiday Half Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:55:03 2015 8.47 125 518
Autism Speaks 5K 5K 23:18 2013 7.3 127 1294
Delaware Marathon Marathon 3:42:09 2009 8.29 134 531
B&A Trail Half Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:42:46 2008 7.42 136 654
BCC 20K 20K 1:35:34 1998 7.36 136 359
Riley's Rumble Half-Maratthon 1:46:59 2001 8.1 138 544
Riley's Rumble Half-Maratthon 1:49:39 2002 8.22 145 536
B&A Trail Half Marathon 10-Miler 1:45:32 2005 8.03 149 531
Run Vs Row 10K 10K 45:12 1994 7.24 161 577
Bethesda Chase 10K 46:27 2000 7.29 163 879
Pike's Peek 10K 10K 44:10 2002 7.07 171 1478
GW Classic 10-miler 10-Miler 1:14:15 2002 7.25 179 1406
Riley's Rumble Half-Maratthon 2:03:04 2012 9.24 181 481

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