Nammour at Mediterranean Games

Nammour at Mediterranean Games

TARRAGONA, Spain – Belmont University track and field standout Nate Nammour will make his international debut this week as a member of the Lebanese National Team at the XVIIIth Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain.

Nammour (Tampa, Fla.), whose father was born in Lebanon and who holds dual citizenship in the United States and the small West Asia country, will run the 400 meters at Campclar Athletics Stadium on Wednesday during the first day of the track and field portion of the Mediterranean Games. The Games are an Olympic-like gathering of nations from Europe, Asia and North Africa that occurs once every four years.

The semifinals of the 400 will be run at 11:15 a.m. local time, which is 4:15 a.m. Central. The Games in Tarragona are available to stream online with subscription through the Olympic Channel, which partners with a number of media entities such as Youtube, Hulu, Xfinity and DIRECTV. Click HERE for more information or to sign in to watch the race.

Live results and a full schedule of the track and field portion of the Games can also be viewed HERE.

Nammour is one of 12 entrants in the 400 who hail from eight different nations, including Albania, Spain, France, Italy, Libya, Portugal and Turkey. The event final is scheduled for Friday evening at 9 p.m. (2 p.m. Central).

A 2017 Ohio Valley Conference 400-meter champion and NCAA East Preliminary Championship qualifier, Nammour signed an agreement with the Lebanese Olympic Committee this spring that allows him to compete internationally for Lebanon when not running for Belmont.

In just his second track meet following the finalization of the international agreement, Nammour ran the 400 in 47.85 seconds to set the Lebanese national record in the event. He has since lowered that mark to 47.57, which is still shy of the Belmont-record 47.07 he posted last year prior to his signing with Lebanon.