The author also takes a swipe at Radcliffe.
1600 words on Salazar and the NOP doping investigation. Includes some thoughts from former Boston winners Greg Meyer, Bill Rodgers and Amby Burfoot who all defend Salazar to some extent.
Flanagan feels she is missing a WMM win from her career and is approaching NYC like it's her last chance, because while that isn't her plan, it could be. Flanagan also touches on the NOP investigation and Chicago performances.
John O'Sullivan writes that their "treatment of Gatlin is in stark contrast to the refusal to ask questions about Mo Farah [and Alberto Salazar.]
Levins says he had a "pretty good" relationship with Salazar, although not as personal as he has with his former college coach Eric Houle. Levins said the doping allegations were tough to deal with, but weren't why he left the group and he has "the utmost faith" that his former teammates are clean.
Goucher says that she's been harassed a lot since blowing the whistle on Alberto Salazar and NOP, but that it's been worth it. She says, "Reporters write articles that the investigation is dead. We know for a fact that's not true."
The article by German publication Spiegel shares a lot of interesting details and direct quotes from Alberto Salazar's emails. Allegedly, Nike has been trying to "stonewall" USADA by making it very difficult to get Salazar's emails and restrict what could be used in a hearing. Also, both Galen Rupp and Matt Centrowitz had "suspicious" blood samples before Rio.
*MB: New NOP report- Rupp/Centro Suspicious Blood test. + Nike interfering with USADA
The article says that USADA "has enough evidence to warrant a new analysis" of all NOP athletes.
*Mo Farah: "I'm happy to be tested any time, anywhere and have any of my samples tested or retested now or at any time in the future."
*MB: USADA Allegedly Asking For Mo Farah's Drug Test Samples for USA re-testing
Jamaican whistleblower Renee Anne Shirley tweeted that she's "getting word" that USADA and Travis Tygart are no longer investigating.
*MB: Has U.S. Anti-Doping Agency dropped the Oregon Project investigation w/ Alberto Salazar?
*LRC NOP Doping Investigation Archives
Goe is frustrated that the investigation is taking so long and is critical of reports that it might try and pursue Salazar on ethical grounds. It's worth noting though that it took years for USADA to gather enough information to bring down Lance Armstrong.
Article suggests that even if it can't be proved Salazar broke specific anti-doping rules, USADA could still go after him for breaking ethical rules which give it the authority to discipline any coach who “acts in a manner detrimental to the purposes of USATF or athletics”.
Goe: "The marathon trials stories should have been about the performances."
*MB: Kara Goucher unloads on Alberto Salazar, Galen Rupp and the NOP - "Justice is coming."
Quotes from Rupp, Toni Reavis and Craig Virgin including NOP doping allegation talk. Rupp reveals the OT marathon debut was Salazar's idea. “It took me a little while to wrap my head around it. It’s not something I was really thinking about. ... And so it took me a while. There were times where I would be ‘Am I crazy to be thinking about doing this?’”
*Ed Warner Wants USATF To Finish Their Salazar Investigation “I would encourage them to complete it because it has gone on a long time. And I would also encourage them if they find nothing just to say that. I live in fear it will never have an outcome because they’ll decide they have nothing to say.”
*Alberto Remains An Unpaid Consultant To UKA, But Only Mo Farah Will Work With Him
UK writer still feels Farah has a lot to answer to with the NOP doping accusations and is looking forward to the results from USADA's investigation.
This article sums it up well when it says in the end, USADA's investigation led by American lawyer Bill Bock and the former New York City police detective Victor Burgos will be what matters.