Amina Maatoug is a top Dutch mid distance runner specialized in the 400, 800 and 1500 events. She is a huge sports fan in general but fell in love with running because of its simplicity. She interested in joining a competitive college track & field / XC program in the Fall of 2022.
Amina started running when she was still really young. Inspired by her older sister who was training for the Leiden Marathon back then, Amina couldn’t wait until she turned 6 years old to start running track. This deep love for the sport makes Amina a very driven athlete. She is always motivated to give it her all during races. Considering her strong mindset along with her talent and athletic abilities we believe Amina has the potential to improve. Her ultimate goal for her running career is to qualify for the Olympics.
While competing both on the track and in difficult XC courses, Amina’s main focus is track. Her speed and ability to accelerate are one of her biggest strengths contributing to her fast times. In the US she is hoping to become a faster runner, but also to develop herself and become a more well-rounded athlete. Back in February 2020 she won the gold medal during the Dutch Junior Indoor National Championships. A few weeks earlier she already ran her current 800m PB of 2.05.42! This is time puts her in 3rd position at the Dutch best-performance list of all time in her age group. While training consistently she keeps running fast times. This outdoor season she placed 5th in the 800m at the Dutch Nationals competing against the best 800m runners in the country.
Her current PB’s include:
Amina graduated from the highest level of high school in the Netherlands (VWO) in the summer of 2020. She is currently in her second year of the bachelor Philosophy. Amina is looking to join a strong and ambitious college track team as a junior in the fall of 2022. She should have 3 years of eligibility remaining.
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