Best post in thread. I'd love to have a look at the biological passport data for top distance runners like bekele, farah and rupp. It's also interesting that it only measures blood parameters like hematocrit, and that they have not begun using hormonal measures like testosterone levels, which is obviously needed.
P White wrote:
Where did I say all winners dope? Where did I even say that both Rupp and Solomon dope?
The 'hard' questions are when people who report on the sport but personally know the athletes involve stop being fans with typewriters (or fans video cameras in the case of the Flotrack guys) and start looking for details.
Personally, here is the kind of thing I want to know from Rupp/Salazar:
How often has Galen been tested in the last 18 months? What Percentage of those tests were out of competition?
Is there any clause in your Nike contract to punish you if you got banned for using PEDs?
Can you list all the supplements and medication he takes? Is there medical reasons (allergy/asthma) for all of them?
I want to know this because then I can say "F*ck, Galen Rupp has been tested 5 times out of competition in the last 8 months and 3 times at races. He passed them all and his biological passport is clear. That is a lot of evidence that he is clean. Also, Alberto released a list of everything his athletes take and it all looks legit. Nike has added a clause to all their contracts stating that if they get banned for doping, they are liable to pay back all their salary and bonuses from the previous 2 years.
Rupp is committed to testing.
Alberto is committed to keeping his guys clean.
Nike is committed to looking after the repuation of the sport.
I can believe these guys."
I REALLY want Rupp to be clean but I want some openness from them.
Rupp should want a clean sport and see the advantage of openness.
Anyone here slating the people asking questions (NOTE: QUESTIONS NOT ACCUSATIONS) need to take their heads out of their ass*es.