Jama Aden, Coach of Genzebe Dibaba, Reportedly Arrested in Doping Raid

Track coach Jama Aden has been reportedly arrested in Spain on a doping raid, according to Carlos Arribas for El Pais. Aden is responsible for coaching 1500m world record-holder Genzebe Dibaba, Ayanleh Souleiman, and is the former coach of reigning men's 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi.



In February, three of Aden's athletes (Dibaba, Souleiman and Abdalelah Haroun) broke indoor world records in Stockholm in the mile,1k and 500m. Dibaba went on to win the world indoor title in the 3000m, Souleiman finished a disappointing ninth in the 1500m and Haroun earned silver in the 400m. 

Dibaba and Souleiman have yet to race this outdoor season. 

Former Aden athlete and 2012 World Junior Champion (1500m) Hamza Driouch tested positive in 2012 before being served with a two year ban in 2014. Driouch once claimed he was doped by coach Aden, then retracted his statement shortly after.



This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more.

Weekend Recap: Holloway Impresses, Texas Frosh Tops Irby

From national record-breaking high school action in Virginia, to fast early-season collegiate marks across the country and a near American record at the Houston Half Marathon, this past weekend had a little bit of everything for track and field fans.

Emily Sisson Runs No. 2 U.S. All-Time Half Marathon

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With Caution, Emily Sisson Hopes For Fast Time At Houston Half Marathon

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HOUSTON (18-Jan) -- Emily Sisson has a very short résumé when it comes to the half marathon.  It is, nonetheless, impressive. 

In two starts at the distance, both at the United Airlines NYC Half in March of 2017 and 2018, she finished a close second to the winner.  In her first attempt she clocked 1:08:21 and was narrowly defeated by her training partner, Molly Huddle, who set the American record for an all-women's race: 1:08:19.  In the second, on a brutally cold and windy day, she lost by just one second to in a sprint finish to Ethiopia's Buze Diriba, clocking 1:12:24.  In those races, Sisson raced for position and wasn't focused on time.