Abeba Aregawi

Abeba Aregawi

April 13, 2016

Meldonium Amnesty? WADA Issues Notice That Many Of The 172 Athletes Who've Tested Positive For Meldonium May Get Off; Maria Sharapova May Not Be One Of The Lucky Ones

We give you the latest on the meldonium doping scandal. Find out how today's development may be good news for Abebe Aregawi but bad news for Maria Sharapova. *MB: Meldonium Amnesty
March 09, 2016

WTW: Meet Germany's Teen Phenom, How Not To Run A Marathon, The End Of The Diamond League In New York, And Praise For Doper Maria Sharapova

We introduce you a German teen sensation and try to figure out if she's most like Cain, EfraimsonHasay and Ostrander, prove to you that it's a real bad idea to just go for it in a race, talk about the end of NY Diamond League, and do something we almost never do - praise a doper.
March 07, 2016

Shannon Rowbury Shares Her Thoughts on 2012 Olympic 1500 Final -- "These Cheaters Rob People Like Me and My Competitors of Medals"

4 of the 6 women who finished ahead of the American record holder at 1500 at the 2012 Olympics have been linked to doping.
February 29, 2016

Jenny Simpson Statement on Abeba Aregawi Doping Positive: "What has been announced today is far from justice served..."

Even if the "B" tests confirms the positive, Simpson will never get her moment in the sun from 2013 Worlds.
December 22, 2015

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 1500: Genzebe Dibaba Reigns Supreme; Rowbury Nips Simpson for US #1

There was no doubt who was the world #1 this year as Genzebe Dibaba had the greatest season ever for a women's 1500 runner. The battle for US #1 was more interesting as both Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson had strong years. *Jenny Simpson Says Her Rivalry With Shannon Rowbury Is Good For Both Them And The Sport, Is Disappointed Lost Shoe Cost Her Opportunity For Medal at Worlds Simpson: "I was in the shape of my life [at Worlds] and I was really ready for the big moment and they just didn’t come together this yea. Ultimately, the run in Beijing was a heartbreaker for me. I put other priorities aside and put them all lower down the priority list for the sake of doing well in Beijing, so it was a real disappointment to not be able to race to my fitness there."  
August 22, 2015

Recap: Everything You Need to Know About the Saturday AM Session at Worlds

Evan Jager survived a huge, huge scare on a very good morning session from the Americans as Clayton Murphy filled in admirably for Nick Symmonds to keep his dream 2015 going. All 4 American advanced in the women's 1500m as did druggie Tatyana Tomashova which got some comment from Jenny Simpson.

June 06, 2015

Birmingham Preview: Mo Farah & Bernard Lagat in 1500, Nijel Amos & Eunice Sum in 800, Stephanie Garcia in Steeple and Rome Rematches Galore

12 of the 16 DL events (including all 4 mid-d/distance races) in Birmingham are the same as they were three days earlier in Rome, leading to several rematches, including Dawit Seyaum vs. Sifan Hassan over 1500 and Hagos Gebrhiwet vs. Thomas Longosiwa at 5,000. Also, Stephanie Garcia seems poised for a fast time in the women's steeple.

May 13, 2015

2015 IAAF Doha Preview: Mo Farah Doesn't Duck The Competition in A Stacked Men's 3,000; Asbel Kiprop, Mo Aman & Ayanleh Souleiman to Battle in 800; Abeba Aregawi and Sifan Hassan to Clash in 1500

Farah will face five men who have broken 7:31 including Hagos Gebrhiwet and Yenew Alamirew. The women's 1500 features '14 world leader Sifan Hassan and '13 world champ Abeba Aregawi, while Ethiopians Sofia Assefa and Hiwot Ayalew will race in the women's steeple. Justin Gatlin (100) and Allyson Felix (200) headline the non-distance action.

August 28, 2014

Jenny Simpson Does It - Wins Diamond League Final and Title By Diving Across The Finish Line

Jenny Simpson threw herself across the finish line, just hodling off Shannon Rowbury, to win the race and DL crown plus lay claim to the title of "World's Best 1500 runner." 

August 26, 2014

Zürich Preview: Can Emma Coburn & Jenny Simpson Win Diamond Race Titles? David Rudisha And Nijel Amos Headline A Loaded 800; Can Galen Rupp, Ben True Or Hassan Mead Go Sub-13:00?

The first of the two DL finals should be spectacular as the winner of the men’s 800 and women’s 1500 likely will take home $50,000 and a spot into 2015 Worlds whereas second will get just a $6,000 consolation prize. Plus New Balance teammates Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson try to bring home DL titles to the USA.

August 21, 2014

Jenny Simpson Pulls Away Over Final 50 Meters For Her Second Career Diamond League Victory

Indoor WR holder Genzebe Dibaba took this one out very quickly (2:05.95 at 800) but she couldn't hold that pace forever and was caught by Simpson and Euro champ/2014 outdoor leader Sifan Hassan on the final lap. The three were level with 75 meters to go, but Simpson looked by far the best at the end and won in 4:00.38.
*MB: Wow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!! 

August 20, 2014

Jenny Simpson vs. Sifan Hassan vs. Abeba Aregawi in 1500; Emma Coburn Highlights Steeplechase

Simpson will have her hands full with the red-hot Hassan as Shannon Rowbury, Brenda MartinezGenzebe Dibaba and Meraf Bahta (who beat Hassan to win 5,000 gold at Euros) are also entered in the 1500. Coburn will try to lower her American record as she battles Ethiopian rivals Hiwot Ayalew and Sofia Assefa.

July 11, 2014

Glasgow Day 1 Distance Recap: Sifan Hassan Wins Again and Hagos Gebrhiwet is Back

Jordan Hasay was last in the 1500 but still PR'd by over 2 seconds while the American men struggled in the 5000.

July 09, 2014

Glasgow DL Preview: A Great Women's 1,500, A Totally Loaded Men's 5000, Emma Coburn Chases The American Record And David Rudisha In The 800

The two-day meet gets underway Friday and features top fields in the women's 1,500 and men's 5,000 as well as recent US champs Leo Manzano and Ajee' Wilson in the men's 1,500 and women's 800.

July 02, 2014

Paris DL Preview: Can Simpson Get The American Record And Can Rowbury Break 4:00 In A Stacked Women's 1500; A Fascinating Men's 800 Of Amos Vs. Kaki Vs. Kiprop

Hellen Obiri looks to keep winning against Abeba Aregawi and Jenny Simpson in the women's 1,500. Can Simpson get the AR or can Rowbury break 4:00? Asbel Kiprop takes on Nijel Amos and the 800 specialists and Emma Coburn goes for her second DL win in the women's steeple. Can she get the American record as well?

June 23, 2014

Full Results From 2014 European Team Championships

Abeba Aregawi won the 1500 in a tactical 4:14; Sifan Hassan dominated the 3000 in 8:45.
*Meet Home *Overall Team Standings