The Dingo wrote:
Do you also think the whole Schumacher group is doped, or just Jager?
Recent performances from Fernandez, Derrick, Bayer, certainly don't suggest so. Derrick has been solid, but no sub 13 or sub 27. Bayer's 8:26 last night was solid, but nothing too grand. I find it unlikely that only Jager would be doping out of that group.
With AlSal and Rupp, it's obvious Rupp is the golden child. EVERYTHING AlSal does is to make Rupp better, even at the expense of other athletes. I don't think Schumacher has that relationship with Jager.
Not every clean athlete follows the linear progression that is so often cited as evidence of doping. "Oh, he was running 13:10 for 3 years then ran 12:5x, so he must be doping!".
Hasn't there also been some animosity between Schumacher and Salazer? It has always seemed to me these 2 groups/teams don't necessarily like each other. This doesn't mean each individual but just the team as a whole. Maybe it goes back to the Solinsky Rupp days but then with Salazar DQ fiasco last year it just seems like the don't like each other.
Makes me wonder if it is based on the allegations about NOP.