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Nabie Foday Fofanah at the 2005 World Championships

Nabie Foday Fofanah (born 8 February 1980) is a Guinean sprinter. He was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and lives in New York City.[1]

Fofanah grew up in Guinea, Canada, France and (since 1998) the United States, attending Lehman College of the City University of New York from 2001-04, and running track with their team, where he was a three time All-American and set a school record of 10.45 for the 100 meter.[2][3]

He competed in both 100 and 200 metres at the 2004 Olympic Games. Although he did not progress from the heats in either event, he ran at 200 m time of 21.45 seconds, a 100 m time of 10.62, and carried his nation's flag in the opening ceremonies. He later competed at the 2005 World Championships, again without progressing. In 2008 he competed with the 2008 Guinean Olympic squad to run the Men's 200 m, but did not progress from the heats, running a 21.68.[4][5]

His personal best 100 m time is 10.57 seconds, achieved in May 2004 in New York City.[6] His personal best 200 m time is 21.05 seconds, achieved in June 2004 in Cambridge, MA.[6]

Fofanah lives in New York City, where he works a personal trainer, and trains at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, NY.[7][8][9]

His younger sister, Fatmata Fofanah, is a Women's 100 m hurdler, who also competed at the 2008 Olympics for Guinea.

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