Maybe you try to be ironic, instead you are only pathetic.
Yes, Arne is a doctor. But he's the only doctor who is a runner of international level, too. And is one of the few doctors knowing the effects of training, on the contrary of a lot of doctors knowing the effects of doping only.
Knowing the effects of training, he well knows that BLOOD DOPING CAN'T ADD ANYTHING TO HIS PHYSIOLOGY, AND CAN'T HELP TO REACH HIS BEST PERFORMANCES.
The most part of people speaking about doping, including many "scientists" of antidoping, don't know anything about training. When an African athlete running for 3 years 2:18 in Marathon suddenly runs 2:08, everybody thinks about doping. Instead, for the previous 3 years this guy trained only once per day, and didn't eat because did'nt have food enough. So, after 3 years one athlete in some training camp asks him to go for pacing, and finally he can eat 3 times per day, training twice or 3 times, and after 6 months improves his PB of 10 minutes.
Everytime there is some improvement, here in Letsrun nobody thinks that the athlete had a change of training, because not all the athletes are well trained : for running at international level, you can't use the same phylosophy of amateurs of athletes running for their College.
In the case of Arne, born in 1981, he was able running 1500m in 3'44" already in 2002, but his PB was in 2014 (3'41"17), when was already in training for longer distances. In 3000m, he was till 2011 an athlete for 7'50", and had his skip of quality in 2012 with 7'35"43. The same in 5000m : already able running 13'33" in 2005, he moved very little his PB during the next 6 years, with a pick of 13'26"69 in 2008, and in 2011 ran 13'32" only. So, for many people his jump to 13'13"33 in 2012, and 13'12"50 in 2013, was something suspicious, clearly product of some doping.
Instead, the story of Arne is very different. In 2011, he started to go Kenya, in Iten, and could see how the best Kenyans were used to train. He joined sometimes the Group of my athletes, and changed completely mentality, learning how to build a right feeling with his body, and how to use more intensity in training.
Last year, we spoke to start prepare Marathon. His Spring was not good, because he had some physical problem, but from July recovered full health, and the preparation for his first Marathon was ok. This year the situation was better, and really there was the technical possibility to run under 2:08.
We spoke two weeks before the race about the tactic to use.
Arne had two options : to run for the best possible time, using two personal pacers at a right pace of 3'02" per km, going at HM in 64' and trying a negative split increasing his pace after 35 km (this was the easier choice, and also the best looking at time), or to use the race for a total and full experience, staying "inside the race" for learning how a top Marathon is managed by Adfrican runners.
We chose the second option, thinking that, in spite of the risk, the main goal (German Record) could be achieved.
Arne had problems, after 28 km, in one leg, and was not correct in the running technique, forcing on one hip : this fact obliged him to reduce the pace. However, it's important he didn't have any problem of fuel, and, under this point of view, could have the possibility to run faster.
As doctor, he very well knows that the credibility of data as hematocrit is very little, since there are too many small variables influencing the final values, without a proper protocol.Ã¹
For example, if you clench the tourniquet less or more, and for few or more seconds, when you take blood from the vein of the forearm you can have a difference of 2-3 points of Hct.
I had a test with a Group of 20 athletes of Italian Team, years ago (10 males, 10 females). Doctors took blood, for everybody, while standing, and after 20 minutes while seated, and after other 20 minutes while lying : obviously, the blood was the same, but the different of the values, after the test in the lab, was (average) of 4.2 points for men, and 3.6 points for women, about hematocrit.
Arne puts on line ALL THE BLOOD TEST HE HAD WITH WADA AND IAAF, giving the official data that he can know from his Adams program (the program of whereabout from IAAF). All top athletes can (and must) use this program, and everybody can Always know the results of the antidoping tests carried out, using a personal password (nobody else can go to see, because of the law about privacy). I think he is the only athlete doing this : other athletes put on line private tests, or only some data, but not the full tests like Arne.
So, instead to be a pathetic idiot thinking to be ironic, it's better you know what are you speaking about. Normally, who speaks about something he doesn't know, makes a fool of himself.