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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
Across the Bridge Run 10K 50:26 2014 8.07 1129 14967
Air Force Marathon Marathon 3:42:21 2006 8.29 202 1383
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:22:27 1994 8.14 1401 3556
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:26:31 1995 8.39 5 44
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:16:19 1997 7.37 824 3290
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:18:24 2001 7.5 673 3954
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:27:20 2002 8.44 1551 4276
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:24:03 2003 8.24 1490 4419
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:25:52 2004 8.35 1092 4323
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:23:37 2005 8.21 904 3867
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:30:09 2010 9.01 1692 4585
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:28:06 2012 8.49 1231 3863
Annapolis 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:26:33 2015 8.37 836 3494
Arizona RNR Marathon Marathon 3:29:47 2007 8.01 734 6921
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:24:38 1993 8.28 3301 7483
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:17:38 1994 7.45 2340 7483
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:16:34 1995 7.39 2283 8382
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:15:34 1996 7.33 2024 7579
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:14:35 1997 7.27 2081 9411
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:12:09 1998 7.12 1569 14106
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:14:00 1999 7.24 1655 11453
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:10:58 2000 7.05 1259 11876
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:22:04 2003 8.12 3620 13198
Army 10-miler 10-Miler 1:28:35 2005 7.54 7 77
Atoms 10K 10K 46:59 1994 7.42 53 160
Autism Speaks 5K 5K 23:18 2013 7.3 127 1294
B&A Trail Half Marathon 10-Miler 1:45:32 2005 8.03 149 531
B&A Trail Half Marathon Half-Maratthon 1:42:46 2008 7.42 136 654
Baltimore 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:23:47 2011 8.16 602 4203
Baltimore 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:28:47 2012 8.53 1490 4750
Baltimore 10-Miler 10-Miler 1:24:48 2013 8.29 753 4431
Baltimore Marathon Marathon 3:59:53 2001 9.09 1292 5218
BCC 20K 20K 1:40:45 1994 8.15 203 305
BCC 20K 20K 1:35:34 1998 7.36 136 359
Bethesda Chase 10K 46:27 2000 7.29 163 879

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