Centro Sr. spoke out about the Jama Aden drug bust and the thought that his son should possibly be an Olympic medalist. “It was devastating to us, the realization that, almost 100 percent sure, someone cheated ahead of him. His coach just got busted. Just the realization kind of made him grow up, that there are legitimate cheaters here.”
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
Ryan Gregson, Elijah Manangoi (3:29 1500 PB) and world indoor silver medalist Jakub Holusa are also in the race.
World 1500m silver medallist Faith Kipyegon was 2nd (1:58.02) and world 800 champion Marina Arzamasova 4th (1:58.93). Other distance winners included Taoufik Makhloufi in the 1500 (3:35.53), Adam Kszczot in the 800 (1:44.82), Hillary Mayo Kipkorir in the 3000 (7:45.35) and Gudaf Tsegay over Canada's Fiona Benson in a close 1500 (4:05.17 to 4:05.24). In sprint action, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode won the 100 in 9.93 and said, “It’s a good track. Unfortunately I hurt my hamstring before the World Championships in Bejjing. I have respect for Bolt and Gatlin but I know that I can beat them. I am the future of sprinting.” *Full Results
Taoufik Makhloufi vs Robert Biwott in the 1500, World champ Marina Arzamasova vs silver medalist Melissa Bishop, 1500 silver medalist Faith Kipyegon and Burundi’s Francine Nyonsaba in the 800 and Adam Kszcot vs Qatar's Musaeb Abdulman Balla in the men's 800.
40-year-old wonder Bernard Lagat was 3rd in the 5k. Nijel Amos ran 1:43.28 to beat Adam Kszczot, Mo Aman and Taoufik Makhloufi.
A solid men's 800 has Nijel Amos, Mo Aman, Adam Kszczot and Taoufik Makhloufi. Bernard Lagat, Isiah Koech, Augustine Choge, Hassan Mead, Diego Estrada, Andy Vernon in the 5000. World champ Marina Arzamsova vs Shannon Rowbury, Caster Semenya, Chanelle Price and Lynsey Sharp in the women's 800.
*IAAF Preview: Five World Champions Set For Berlin Renaud Lavillenie will try and get revenge on World champ Shawn Barber in the PV. Dawn Harper Nelson tries to get redemption in the 100H as she faces silver medalist Cindy Roleder and Euro champ Tiffany Porter.
Kiprop: “Farah is in a class of his own in 5,000m. His 1,500m personal best tells it all since no Kenyan athlete in 5,000m has that time." Field also has Taoufik Makhloufi, Nick Willis, Matt Centrowitz, and Leo Manzano.
Also Nick Willis, Matt Centrowitz.
Silas Kiplabat vs WJR holder Ronald Kwemoi in the 1500. Taufik Makhloufi vs Adam Kszczot in the 800. Sifan Hassan is in the 800 against France's recent sub-2 runner Renelle Lamote. Jairus Birech vs Paul Kipsiele Koech in the steeple.
Amos says the best piece of advice he ever got was from Olympic 1500 champ Taoufik Makhloufi who told him "no one will give you anything for free in this world ... So each day wake up and know you have to go out and work hard for what you want."
Silas Kiplgat vs Will Leer and Leo Manzano in the 1500, Ayanleh Souleiman vs Adam Kszczot and Taoufik Makloufi in the 800, Tunisia’s Olympic silver medallist Habiba Ghribi in the steeple, Belarus’ 1:58.15-woman Marina Arzamasava in the 800.
*Full Entries Also a 3000 with Lawi Lalang, Imane Merga, Thomas Longosiwa and Lopez Lomong, Ryan Hill and German Fernandez.
He faces Taoufik Makhloufi, Adam Kszczot and Olympic 800m bronze medallist Timothy Kitum.
Ayana ran 15:32 to beat Dibaba by almost 10-seconds as Cherono was way back in 5th (16:08). In the men's 800 semi-final, Mohammed Aman just beat Nijel Amos (1:46.63 to 1:46.73) as both advanced to the final along with Olympic 1500 champ Taoufik Makhloufi. Despite a strong headwind, Nigeria's Blesing Okagbare won the 100 in a championship record of 11.00.
Talking about this season, Makhloufi is hoping for fast times as he wants to get under 3:30 and 1:43.
The 2012 Olympic 1500 champ recently left Jama Aden and will now be coached by Ali Redjimi who he worked with from ages 14 to 20.