Mbarak Hussein

USA Track and Field

Hussein

Event: Marathon
Height: 5-8
Weight: 
140
PR: 
2:08:10 (2004)
Born: 
1965, in Kenya
Current Residence: 
Albuquerque, N.M.
College: 
South Plains Junior College ’89; Lubbock Christian University ’91;
Northern Arizona ‘94
Coach: 
Self
Agent: 
Self
Club: 
Nike 

Career Highlights: 2-time USA Marathon champion (’05, ’06); 3-time winner of Honolulu Marathon (‘98, ‘01, ‘02)

The younger brother of Ibrahim Hussein, who is a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and the event’s first champion from Africa, Mbarak Hussein’s best finish at the Patriot’s Day classic came in 2002 when he placed fourth after finishing fifth in 2001. A resident of Albuquerque, N.M. since 1987, Hussein took the U.S. citizenship oath in 2004. He is the two-time defending U.S. marathon national champion and set two U.S. Master’s records in 2005 by running the half marathon at the Philadelphia Distance Run in 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 23 seconds and the 25 K at the Fifth Third River Bank Run in 1 hour, 17 minutes, and 12 seconds.Despite all of his success, perhaps his most impressive accomplishment came at the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington on May 6th of this year. That morning Hussein set both a Master’s U.S. and world record in the 12 km with a time of 36 minutes and 6 seconds. Formerly a middle distance specialist, Hussein was an NJCAA champion in cross country as well as in both the 800 and the 1,500 meters for South Plains Junior College; later, he also won national titles in the 800 and 1,500 while at Lubbock Christian University, an NAIA school.

2007: 21st at World Outdoors (2:23:04)...9th at USA 10 km Champs (29:22)…bests of 2:23:04 & 29:22.
2006: 
USA Marathon Champion (2:13:52)…7th at Seoul Marathon (2:12:53)…best of 2:13:52
2005: USA Marathon Champion (2:18:28)…2nd at Honolulu Marathon…best of 2:18:28
2004: Ran personal best of 2:08:10 in Seoul, Korea…best of 2:08:10
2003: 
2nd at Honolulu Marathon (2:15:01)
2002: 
1st at Honolulu Marathon (2:12:29)…1st at Seoul International Marathon (2:09:46)…1st at America’s Finest City Half-Marathon (1:03.00)…best of 2:09:46.
2001: 
1st at Honolulu Marathon (2:15:09)…fifth at Boston Marathon…best of 2:12:01.
2000: 
3rd at Honolulu Marathon (2:15:38)…best of 2:15:38
1999: 
3rd at Honolulu Marathon (2:16:55)…2nd at San Diego Marathon…best of 2:10:45.
1998: 
1st at Honolulu Marathon (2:14:53)…best of 2:14:53.