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From The St. Catharines Standard:
Mohammed Ahmed, who earlier this year set the Canadian indoor record in the 5,000 metres, is in the running for a national honour off the track.
The Somali-born Ahmed, a St. Catharines Collegiate graduate and Niagara’s male athlete of the year of 2016, is among 75 finalists for the Royal Bank of Canada Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.
People can vote for up to three finalist in an online poll at www.rbctop25.com
that ends May 22.
The middle- and long-distance runner who represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro commented on the U.S. travel ban from the perspective of a Canadian Muslim immigrant who travels between the two countries.
On Feb. 28 at an indoor meet in Boston, Ahmed completed the 5,000 metre in 13:05.6, shattering the previous Canadian record of 13:19.16 set by Cam Levins two years ago.