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Djibouti’s Guelleh receives Somali-British athlete Mo Farah in Djibouti

09 Feb 2016 posted by [userily ] DJIBOUTI (HOL) – Djibouti’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh has welcomed the British Somali-born athlete Mo Farah who won the 10,000m and 5,000m double at world championships into his presidential palace in Djibouti Monday

Djibouti is set to host International Half Marathon with Mo Farah is among the athletes expected to attend it.

During their meeting, Mr. Guelleh asked the international athlete’s help in improving local athletics as well as furthering the athletes’ talent by way of sharing his expertise with them.

“I am delighted to be invited for the upcoming athletics race which will be held in Djibouti.” Farah said at a press conference in the presidential palace.

Mohamed Ahmed Shikho, Djibouti’s athletics chief described Farah’s visit to the tiny horn of Africa nation as ‘remarkable’.

Despite having top athletes, Djibouti failed to win any athletic medals since 1988 when the country’s athletes competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, the first ever medals the country has ever won.

Hussein Ahmed Salah who had won bronze medal remains Djibouti’s all-time top medalists

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