The hotel attendants stole money and other property from athletes including Tirunesh and Genzebe Dibaba.
She'll be joined in the race by younger sister Anna. Dibab's race is at 2:47 pm ET. *Schedule
Also in the field is Dibaba's younger sister Anna and 2014 world indoor silver medalist Axumawit Embaye. There will be good 800 fields as well with Adam Kszczot, Erik Sowinski, Marcin Lewandowski and Mark English in the men's race and World champ Maryna Arzamasova and Euro 1500m champ Angelika Cichocka in the women’s.
Rio 5th placer Sifan Hassan is also in the field.
(translated) Apparently none of Aden's athletes tested positive after the hotel raid and the drugs and 62 syringes he had on hand haven't been tied to any of them. But Aden is still being investigated and had his passport taken away.
Balla was 5th at Portland World Indoors and 6th at Beijing Worlds last year.
*MB: First Aden athlete arrested
*Ethiopian Federation Says Genzebe Dibaba Hasn't Reported To Them Why She's Been Pulling Out Of Meets They said she'd be on the team for Rio "if her results meet the minimum criteria."
Aden is the coach for Genzebe Dibba, Ayanleh Souleiman and previously coached banned runner Hamza Driouch as well as Olympic champ Taoufik Makhloufi.
*AP article One of Aden trainers were also arrested and the IAAF was there to test 30 athletes (including Genzebe Dibaba) who were staying at the same hotel.
*Original Spanish Media Article That Broke The Story (translated)
*Video Of Spanish Cops Escorting Aden To A Police Vehicle
*LRC Jama Aden Archives
Will we get to witness another legendary performance?
Dibaba says she is set on doing the 5K in Rio and the schedule for a 5K/10K double is better than the 5K/1500 (1500 final and 5K heat on same day).
Definitely written from a different perspective than you see in most running articles, but some interesting insights here for fans of Tirunesh, Genzebe and all the other fast Dibaba women. We're sorry to inform the men of LetsRun that Genzebe says she has a non-runner boyfriend.
She says she's learned from her mistakes and on Genzebe Dibaba at World Indoors this weekend, Hassan says "everyone can be beaten ... We will see."
Gelete Burka was second in 8:33.76. Aman Wote won the men's 1500 in 3:39.
And you thought you didn't have to worry about the weather indoors.
Abeba Aregawi is also in the race; the 26-year-old record is 4:17.14 set by Romania’s Doina Melinte. other action includes Ayanleh Souleiman going for the 1000m WR, Mohammed Aman vs Amel Tuka and Adam Kszczot in the 800, and Yenew Alamirew, Yomif Kejelcha, Isiah Koech, Paul Kipsiele Koech in the 3K.
The 26-year-old record stands at 4:17.14.