I spoke to Abdi after the race and asked him about Martin Fagan who he trained with reportedly testing positive for EPO.
Abdi had NO IDEA Fagan had tested positive until I informed him. You can watch the interview here:
Since drug questions are avoided like the plague I said to Abdi before I started taping, "I just want you to know I'm going to ask you about Martin Fagan."
He said something along the lines of "sure no problem." He had no clue Fagan had tested positive until I explained it in the interview.
Abdi said that Fagan was training with him and then it sounds like basically disappeared and Abdi never heard from him again. It seems in retrospect that is when Fagan learned he had tested positive.
It's the 4th straight Olympic team for Abdi which is something Meb can't even say.