I'm working on our weekly recap - the Week That Was - which will be back shortly after a month long winter break. Anyway, we are including a quote from retired UK sprinter Darren Campbell who says he wouldn't let his kids run track as their is so much doping in it.
It struck me that Campbell won Olympic silver in 2000 with a 20.14 and never came close to breaking 20.00 for his career (20.13). That of course, reminded me of 2003 Worlds.
The winning times in the men's 100 and 200 were incredibly slow. 10.07 and 20.30. On the year, no one ran faster than 20.01 in the 200. No sub-20s.
Does anyone remember why things were so slow then? Was there some sort of new drug test? Had some big stars just retired/been busted? What could explain it?
I welcome your thoughts/theories.