Mubarak Hassan Shami

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Mubarak Hassan Shami (Arabic: مبارك حسن شامي‎, born Richard Yatich on December 1, 1980) is a Kenyan-born Qatari long-distance runner. He specializes in half marathon and marathon races.


Shami won the Baringo Half Marathon, a race inaugurated by Paul Tergat, in 2005 and 2006, becoming the first runner to defend the title.[1]

In October 2005 he won a silver medal at the 2005 World Half Marathon Championships, he won the Paris Marathon on April 15, 2007.

Shami won the silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, his last victory in a marathon was in Otsu (2008) with the time of 2:08:23. He is coached by Renato Canova.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Qatar
2005 Vienna Marathon Vienna, Austria 1st Marathon 2:12:20
Venice Marathon Venice, Italy 1st Marathon 2:09:22
World Half Marathon Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd Half Marathon 1:01:09 (NR)
2006 Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Marathon 2:11:11
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st Marathon 2:12:44
2007 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:07:17
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:17:18
2008 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:23
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 3rd Marathon 2:12:53


  1. ^ Macharia, David (7 January 2006). "Shami defends Baringo Half Marathon title". IAAF. Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Netherlands Kamiel Maase
Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)
Succeeded by
Ethiopia Sileshi Sihine