Abdalelah Haroun Bio/Wiki
Abdalelah Haroun, a sprinter from Qatar who won bronze in the 400m at the 2017 World Athletics Championships, was killed in a car accident, according to reports.
He was an expert in the 400-meter dash. He was born on 1 January 1997 in Sudan.
He was 24 years old.
Abdalelah Haroun Hassan was a Qatari sprinter who competed in track and field.
He was the Asian champion in 2015 and holds the Asian indoor record in the event. Qatar attracted Haroun from Sudan at an early age. In February 2015, he became eligible to represent Qatar.
His debut time was 45.74 seconds in the 400 meters in Doha in April 2014, which put him among the world’s most promising young sprinters in the sport. At the XL Galan in February 2015, he made his mark on the elite circuit by setting an Asian indoor record of 45.39 seconds, which was also the third-fastest time ever for a junior category athlete and the quickest ever indoor debut.
One month later, on his next outing, he achieved an outdoor best of 44.68 seconds. In April, he won by nearly a second at the 2015 Arab Athletics Championships, defeating Egypt’s Anas Beshr.
He competed at the Doha Diamond League meeting and won the non-Diamond event with a time of under 45 seconds. He finished fifth at the Prefontaine Classic on his IAAF Diamond League debut. At the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships, he rapidly established himself as one of Asia’s top senior athletes by defeating two-time defending champion Yousef Masrahi of Saudi Arabia in the 400 m final with his third 44.68-second run of the season.
Masrahi was enraged at losing to his younger opponent, claiming “44.68 is nothing for me actually. I will come back. I will break the Asian record again”.
How Did Abdalelah Haroun Die? (Death Cause)
According to the Qatar Athletics Federation, he perished in a road accident on Saturday.
Mohammed Issa al-Fadala, the federation’s secretary-general, told AFP news agency, “Haroun died in a car accident in Doha,”
“He was in a rehabilitation programme after recovering from an injury (in preparation) to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Qatar sports and athletics, on a global level, lost a great hero.”