Sorry. I was alluding to Rekrunner. Obvious troll.
I wont even mention the age cheating.
It's been that way for decades.
There was another thread recently from a guy in Kenya who suggested that the unexplained absence of a Kenyan 5000m runner from the African Championships was due to a doping bust.
I wonder if Kenya are starting to do what the East Germans allegedly did - unofficially test their athletes before major championships, and if any test positive, just keep them home to avoid a scandal?
You strike me as an impotent older dude who is upset that others might be enjoying themselves.
Is this what the Brits did with Burgin?
You mentioned it you liar.
Nandrolone is more of a sprinters/weight event drug, and one that is from a long time ago with other things more common more recently. I do not think it that odd that they did not know the name.
There's also guys like Bett and Alfred Kipketer, who shone at the world U20 championships and then got busted as seniors. Bett won gold in the 800m at the U20 championships in 2016, then won bronze in the World Championships in London in 2017 and then got busted in 2018. Do you really think he started dopin only in 2018?
I'm not talking about public opinion.
Tygart/USADA has cleared at least 27 athletes since 2015, while complaining about the imbalance of the WADA Code and the inherent risk of railroading these athletes to 4-year bans.
The facts in Houlihan's case has more in common with these 27 athletes, than with Lance, Floyd, and Jones.
Here is a prime example.
We learned from the Houlihan case that Kenyan farmers do not routinely castrate their pork -- the "near zero" arguments in the US and Canada that seem so damning do not apply in Kenya, and the risk of testing positive for nandrolone simply from eating pork is significant.
The WADA Code then puts this 17-year old African (does she even speak English or French? should she know what nandrolone is?) in the position of having to hire a legal team, and scientists, at her own expense, estimated at 5 to 6 figures, to do all the detective work necessary to establish the source of a substance she may never have heard of, from an industry she has no awareness of, in order to convince a panel beyond the balance of probability.
This is not what justice and fairness to innocent athletes looks like.
Bull s***! You don't know any Kenyans. Typical of Letsrun (including the founders)trying to make like Kenyans are inherently dishonest.
The former Captain of the Great Britain Olympic Team certainly knew all about nandrolone and he was banned for taking it!
Concluding, we need to believe this:
- An elite athlete has no idea which are the banned illegal substances that appear on anti-doping lists; substances which would likely trigger a doping violation.
- An elite athlete may have no idea (and take no interest) as to the substances which have caused other athletes to fail doping controls even from public media reports.
Actually, he did. He then recognized that some doped but said that the blood values actually decline when they are at their best performance levels, and hence, that raising the blood values from doping was counter-productive. He thinks that they can do better by doing all the right things in training.
More like survival of the fittest. Among the tiny subset of Kenyans trying to make it in distance running, there is intense competition for just a few spots and a way to make fifty or a hundred times or more as much money. Doping is the way to separate yourself in a culture of true excellence where dozens may jump in even to a Kipchoge track workout--and quite a few of them stick for much of it!
And that isn't the case with Westerners?
I've seen what Renato says directly, and I've seen what others say he said second hand, and they are never quite the same.
Renato always talked about "top" athletes highly trained at altitude. Between Renato's "English as a second language" and the bad will of some posters and journalists, Renato's words have been misrepresented.
Enjoying themselves doping? You strike me as a shallow and rather incomplete human being.