Mourning in world athletics after learning of the death of Qatari runner Abdalelah Haroun at the age of 24 , as reported by the Qatar Olympic Committee. The one who was silver in the 2016 World Cup, bronze in 2017 and doubly gold in the 2018 Asian Games, has lost his life in a traffic accident , according to various media.
Despite being born in Sudan, he represented Qatar throughout his professional career, on the advice of his coach, starting at the age of 18. Since then it has had a great development, holding since 2018 the national record in the 400 meters with a mark of 44.07 seconds and becoming one of the references of the continent in this distance.
In 2016 he participated in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , remaining in the semifinals. He suffered a hip tendon injury that slowed his progress and jeopardized his options to get to Tokyo, using the readiness tests to push himself to the top.
In his last 400-meter race he signed a mark of 47.22 seconds participating as a guest in the Turkish Championship in September 2020.