Mohamad Alsabbagh

  • Syria
  • Born: 1990
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Rankings
ITU World Ranking 164
Continental Ranking 20
Starts
59
Podiums
1
Wins
1
Biography

My family wanted me to learn swimming and at age 5 I was in the pool trying to float. I didn’t really like it. My family kept sending me to learn to swim until I became on the junior Syrian national team. Then life started to be more interesting and I starting liking the environment more.
But shortly later in 2003 I started to get bored doing so many laps in the pool. I switched to long distance open water swimming. I soon got bored of that too, doing long hours of the same discipline.

Then in 2005 I did my first triathlon in Latakia city, Syria. It was an amazing feeling to run out of the water to bike and then run. I was instantly hooked on this sport. I kept training and enjoying the sport until now. My distaste for swimming actually turned into my best leg in the triathlon, thanks to my family.

After 2 years only in training I was amazed by the competitions and the lifestyle of triathlon.
In 2007 I dreamed to represent Syria at the highest level in Sport, the Olympic Games. To reach this goal, I moved to Canada in 2010, to learn from best of the world like Simon Whitfield.


Now 13 years later, I am very close to making it to Tokyo 2020. It was initially a dream for my own fulfillment, but now, with Syria going through tough period 2011-now, another dream has been superior to my own. Now I also dream to encourage, help, and inspire the new coming Syrian triathletes to be at high level of competing and performance.

Recent Highlights:

- Winner of the 2019 and 2018 West Asian Championships

- 5ht place at 2019 Dakhla ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup

- 4th place at 2019  Patras Mediterranean Beach Games

- 4th place at 2019 Accra ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup

- 8th place at 2018 Rayong NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup

- 4th place at 2018 Playa Hermosa CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup

- 5th place at 2016 Subic Bay NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup

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Latest Athlete Results
8
2020 Shandrani ATU Triathlon African Cup
15 Mar, 2020 - Elite Men - 01:53:49
5
2020 Troutbeck ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup
22 Feb, 2020 - Elite Men - 01:03:24
12
2020 Puerto Cortes PATCO Sprint Triathlon Panamerican Cup
16 Feb, 2020 - Elite Men - 00:53:58
10
2019 Dakar ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup
15 Dec, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:58:00
4
2019 Bahrain ASTC Triathlon West Asian Championships
04 Dec, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:58:17
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LAP
2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal
2017-08-05 - Elite Men - LAP
DNF
2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
2017-07-28 - Elite Men - DNF
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DNF
2018 Palembang Asian Games
2018-08-31 - Elite Men - DNF
DSQ
2010 Guangzhou Asian Games
2010-11-13 - Elite Men - 00:00:00
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Mohamad
Family Name Alsabbagh
Representing SYR
Year of Birth 1990
Place of Birth Damascus- Syria
Residence Syria
Coach Kyla Rollinson
Hobbies Drinking coffee with friends
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