My main point is that people must quit to say athletes in Kenya are not tested.
It's absolutely not true. Yesterady, for example, Jairus Birech had already his 2nd OOC test (urine), after having already two blood tests, here in Iten.
I can accept any discussion about doping in Kenya. There is a problem of doping for the second an third lines, and the most qualified athletes are the one who want this problem solved. PAK (with Wilson Kipsang leader) and individual as Wesley Korir (who is a member of the Kenyan Parliament) are already discussing a law for jailing all people connected with doping, including the athletes, and this shows the will to solve the problem, by the side of those athletes who are the first to be accused of doping every time run fast.
But, in this discussion, I DON'T ACCEPT ANY LIE ABOUT THE REALITY.
I never said the system in Kenya works. I Always say Kenyan Athletes are tested, very frequently, OOC, for both blood and urine, and not from now only, since some my athlete (Florence Kiplagat, Moses Mosop, Abel Kirui) of top level already in 2009 had blood tests in Kenya.
About the story that tests are announced, this is another great bullshit.
All the test OOC for urine are totally not announced, the task force of IAAF arrives (normally not during the Windows athletes wrote in their whereabout, but in any hour of the day) and nobody knows. About blood, instead, here they use the system to call few hours before (normally 2 hours if during the day, 5-6 hours if during the night) a Group of athletes, who must go in the house of Paul Scott (IAAF responsible for the antidoping in Kenya, original from Canada), where there is the only possibility to preserve in the right way the integrity of every sample. But put in your mind that blood tests have a precise task : to collect data for the BP, and under this point of view NOTHING can be done in 2-6 hours for changing, for example, the relation between retycolocytes endogenous or coming from assumption of EPO.
For testing all the kenyan athletes who suddenly move from 2:12 to 2:07, the ADAK needed to have a budget 3 times higher than in US, and, because this is not possible, there is not PREVENTION for some doping of these athletes. The only thing possible to do is AFTER they have this skip of quality : a domestic agency can work SPECIFICALLY with athletes coming from nothing, of course only AFTER they had the result.
You need, however, to know the local situation. Here there are a lot of athletes who eat only once per day and drink some tea, because don't have money enough for surviving in different way. They try to change their life running : their training is ONLY RUNNING, don't have a Group, don't have a coach, don't have a manager. So, they run a local Marathon, maybe in 2:20, with all these problems.
Then, one day, they meet one top athlete running his personal camp (for example, Geoffrey Mutai or Wilson Kipsang), coming from the same community, and are inviting to join the athletes of the camp because it seems they have good attitudes, but little training. They finally can eat 3 times per day, have a training plan (build for another athlete, but better than nothing), and, because the top athlete running the camp is very tough about training, they know that, if are not serious and tough with themselves, after few days are thrown out of the camp. With different training, different recover, different food, they improve dramatically, and after 6 months can run 2:07 - 2:08, that for a Kenyan is a very normal time.
These are the explanation of these times coming from nothing, not doping.
But I don't deny there is some athlete who asks for support, exactly how in any other Country. They ask for some LEGAL support, the problem is that the doctor or the pharmacist gives him something not completely legal (all the medicines with roids inside), because of the Countries from the most part of pharmacs come (normally India, China and Asian Countries, where there is not the MUST to list ALL THE SUBSTANCES that are in the pharmac). So, their mentality is not to assume some doping, but to have some support as supplement, and this is exactly the mentality I don't like, and I want to fight, that is the mentality of the majority of athletes European and American.
And, because I don't believe in the effects of blood doping, I can assure that there are no athletes moving from 2:07 to 2:04 because of doping. Maybe they move from 2:10 to 2:07 BECAUSE OF MORE TRAINING, and this becomes possible in their mind BECAUSE of doping, but I continue to say there are not direct influences of blood doping on the performances for athletes with hard training, living in altitude (and nobody can make me change idea, till when physiologists don't come here following day by day the top athletes, finally understanding the variations inducted by training in their physiology).