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Olympian Michael Aish To Compete For United States

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 30, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM UTC

Two-time Olympian for New Zealand has transfer confirmed by IAAF.

Michael Aish, a two-time Olympian for New Zealand who competed at the 2000 Games in the 10,000 meters and 2004 Games in the 5,000 meters, will now represent the United States in international competition, it was announced on Thursday.

Aish, who competed collegiately for Western State College in Gunnison, Colo, is married to U.S. distance runner Nicole Aish. His transfer has been confirmed on the International Association of Athletics Federations website, and will take effect in July 0f 2011.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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