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Jeff Wigand
RE: Americans go home devastated: Hagos G (13:42) and Buze Diriba (15:22) win 2018 BAA 5k

Percival Cerruty wrote:


yyy wrote:

It seems to me that Gebrihiwet is done. He should win by a huge margin,no?


Not really. Even though the Africans enjoy unfettered drug use off season and out of competition, in many cases they will still sit and kick knowing the huge advantage their supplementation affords them, especially at distances over 2k.


Wrong.


At Seoul in 1988 John Ngugi established himself as one of history's greatest distance runners when he raced to the Olympic 5,000 metres title. Now the Kenyan is almost a pauper, haunted by a doping ban imposed on him in 1993 and hunted by people he said were "out to finish me".

He was gearing up to chase a record sixth world cross-country title when there was a knock on the door of his home in Nyahururu in the Rift Valley.

It was John Whetton, a British tester from the international governing body, but Ngugi claimed because he was a stranger and did not know anything about the appointment he refused. He was banned for four years.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2004/aug/14/athensolympics2004.olympicgames1

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