Fellow Dartmouth alum Jonathan Gault caught up with True and Nelson over the last few weeks. They have some interesting ideas related to doping.
You've got to feel for Nelson as he was denied Olympic glory by a doper. Plus he said it was infuriating to simply be a thrower as most people just assumed he was dirty.
True's got a personal moral code that goes way beyond the WADA rules. Here is the quote we are making quote of the day.
"My wife usually drinks beetroot juice, which I know a lot of athletes do leading into a competition and she has taken bisodium carbonate (I think True meant sodium bicarbonate) leading into races, both of which are completely legal and fine. But myself, I would never do that because I feel that that is the gray area. I canâ€™t push that belief onto my wife and other people that I know do the same thing because I know that that is perfectly legal and perfectly fine in WADAâ€™s rules.....â€
"If your thyroid condition is due to having a suppressed thyroid due to training hard, then thatâ€™s baloney. Everybody who trains hard is going to have lower thyroid levels, decreased testosterone, different hormonal imbalances because youâ€™re stressing your body during training. Thatâ€™s a slippery slope because you can look at a whole variety of other problems. I think taking medication to artificially balance those levels is cheating."