Farid Noori

Tucson, Arizona

Farid’s Bio

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At 24 years old, Farid Noori has successfully split his life equally between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States. He came to the US on a high school exchange program. After graduating from UWC-USA, an international boarding school in New Mexico, he enrolled at Middlebury College, where next to academics, he made mountain biking his main focus. He is an Olympic hopeful for his native Afghanistan, and leads the efforts to grow mountain biking in his home country via Mountain Bike Afghanistan, a nonprofit organization he started while a student at Middlebury. He currently lives and trains in Tucson, Arizona.

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My Core Values

  1. Be the best son, uncle, and brother I can be
  2. Always put others before me
  3. Work hard
  4. Be mindful of others' needs
  5. Never lose my adventuresome spirit
  6. Be positive - all day long
  7. Have no fear of the unknown - keep exploring
  8. Don't be afraid to ask for help
  9. No matter how big the challenge, if you take it easy, you can resolve it.
  10. Ask: What's up friend?
  11. Be grateful and show it
  12. Play like I am twelve
  13. Look out for others
  14. Look out for myself
  15. Live easy; live simply

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