Saif Shaheen

For a period in the early 2000s Saif was virtually unbeatable over the 3000mSC. He put together a sequence of 24 consecutive race victories which included winning the world titles in Paris 2003 and Helsinki 2005 and also setting a World Record time of 7:53.63. Unsurprisingly this also resulted in him being the World No. 1 from 2003 to 2006.  Saif also had incredible range as he was the World No.1 for 5000m in 2003, won a world indoor silver medal in 2006 over 3000m and finished in the top 10 of the World Cross Country Championships on three occasions.


Nationality: Qatar

Place of birth: Keiyo, Kenya

DOB: 15 October 1982

Event: 3000mSC

Team: Puma/Nike/Adidas

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Personal Bests

  • 1500m 3:33.51
  • 3000m 7:32.46
  • 3000mSC 7:53.63 WR
  • 5000m 12:48.81

Career Highlights

  • 2003 & 2005 World 3000mSC Champion
  • 20004 World Record 3000mSC
  • 20006 World Indoor Championships 3000m silver medal
  • 24 consecutive victories over 3000mSC 2002 to 2006