During the timeline while he was supposedly coming clean and admitting his guilt he won the Oregon Wine Country Half, netting $500 cash.
Mr Hesch has no credibility. He has robbed other runners who have trained without the benefit of performance enhancers. He has stolen from race organizers who were generous enough to give cash prizes to enhance the competition in the sports.
He continues to distort the truth if he states that he only took EPO to recover from an accident and injury. What about other runners who get injured? In Mr Hesch's opinion would it be alright for them to dope up if they pulled an Achilles? What if that person finished ahead of him in a money race? How would he feel then? Mr Hesch should not be allowed to race for money, age group awards, or any type of recognition again. Let him buy a number and run, but do not let him steal from runners who earn their times through hard training, not short cuts.