"Road Races She talked about her half marathon road race, this summer and that she had some fun doing that. She might incorporate more unsanctioned road races this summer because it was fun. Two crewers suggest she get a fake name, wear a disguise and collect some money while banned. She says it sounds fun but she doesn’t want to deal with the reprecussions of it, which for her, includes letsrun blowing up."
"Shelby claims that fans should listen to the people who know her well about this. Like her sister for example, who laughed out loud when she found out and said that Shelby would never cheat. She feels that should hold weight. Two crewers note that to believe Shelby cheated you have to believe that Shelby and Shalane Flanagan are liars. “Go ahead and live in that world if you want to but I cannot believe that anyone would want to live in that world.”"
This stuff is just proof that she is just an entitled person who has never suffered consequences for her actions.
Yes it's amazing what can happen if you're protected and well-liked. Far more big names have their dirt covered instead of exposed. As for these leagues, they understand public relations. Having a slew of stars popped and bad publicity hurts the league. I actually give the MLB credit for fighting against steroids. The nfl and nba just ignores the PED use in favor of maintaining good PR which in turn yields mote revenue.
There's a saying that many elite athlete's live by, "You ain't cheating til' you get caught". Unfortunately, this is true and if you're going to compete in this sport you need to make a decision as to what you're going to do. Is it "High Risk" poker, not really. You'll be amazed at how well the system works and the truth comes out when you do the right thing.
The Instagram quote from the Podcasters:
Everyone should have the opportunity to defend themselves. This sport has a “guilty until proven innocent” system. Ask yourself if you’re ready to ruin someone’s career, livelihood, and reputation over this. And before you send that DM, write that comment, or submit that review, we are asking you to keep an open mind.
Please correct me if I'm mistaken, there was an extensive investigation with extensive testing and expert testimony that cost thousands of dollars that concluded SH was guilty. Am I wrong or did I miss something? You will NEVER eliminate the court of public opinion..."Perception is greater than truth". The only remedy for this is to present facts and evidence, and this was painstakingly done. What does CAS or WADA have against Shelby? Why would they want to "Railroad" her or "Ruin" her career. What do they have to gain? There's no conspiracy here...PERIOD! There are thousands of NEGATIVE drug tests conducted each year among elite athletes with no fanfare (nor should there be), and all of sudden a positive test appears and the system is flawed? You can't have your cake and eat it too...Sorry!
Shelby got popped and convicted of doping, she's serving a 4 year ban and life goes on. Did she screw over her competitors? Yep! and she will never live that down, and her running accomplishments will be tainted FOREVER!
This is a really good post. If they allowed victim impact statements into the proceedings like they do in actual court cases, it might make some of these apologists think twice before shilling for her so hard. Not quite so appealing lamenting the "unjust" treatment of Shelby when juxtaposed with the unjust treatment of all those left in her steroid-fuelled wake.
She is either very stupid or relies on other people being very stupid, naive or disingenuous to keep trotting out versions of the above. Try telling the cop who pulls you for a DUI and gets a positive reading that until he/she provides proof that you intentionally drank that extra beer - you are actully sober and should be allowed to continue driving.
Did they rename it "Popped Too Early" for this episode? Lance got lots of podcast exposure after being outed as his disgraceful self. Podcasts are bellwethers of nothing other than their own desperation for an audience.
THIS. She robbed multiple clean athletes of their opportunities. She STOLE from them. The damage done was not just to her own life. But as long as she denies her guilt, she can never er address this fact. She should move on & get a regular job & contribute to the world in a positive way to redeem herself. She will of course be writing a book.