Alex Al Ameen – Athletics, hurdles
Alex was diagnosed with severe dyslexia from school age but has always been determined to become a top athlete. He studied at Middlesex University and graduated in Sport Science.
Alex is currently ranked 4th in the UK seniors and is going from strength to strength. He is also guided by the TSFA. He is fully committed to his training as well as trying to work part time to help support his training and athletics career.
Last season Alex had a number of setbacks with injury but bounced back to make the Olympic national trials held in Birmingham. Alex finished 4th in the hurdles just missing out on the qualification for the London 2012 Games. This season Alex was also recommended to attend warm weather training with his group but without funding from LRT and support from TSFA this would not have been possible. Alex trains in Mile End, Lea valley, and West London and lives on his own. He does not have a sponsor.
“I want to say a big thank you to the Learning Revolution Trust for helping me concentrate on my training which enabled me to get picked for the England team at the Loughborough International on May 19th"