"Last summer, someone snitched on Mikhaylova to USADA. USADA was told that the Russian was giving her athletes steroids and PEDs for small local races. Acting on this tip, USADA decided to show up at the 2014 Great Buffalo Chase 5k Run in Newport, Kentucky and perform surprise testing on Lilian Marita, a Kenyan runner and LM Running Club team member, who had placed second at the event and earned a $2,500 paycheck for her efforts. Her sample tested positive for anabolic steroids (testosterone). She had previously tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) at a 10k race in Ecatepec, Mexico in December 2014 but, at Mikhaylova's insistence, continued to race.
Marita decided to cooperate with USADA and the IAAF. At least 3 other Kenyans who ran for Mikhaylova also tested positive for steroids and PEDs since 2012. Salome Biwott, Jynocel Basweti (boldenone aka Equipoise) and Nixon Kiplagat Cherutich (nandrolone aka Deca Durabolin).
Marita claimed Mikhaylova gave her banned PEDs."
"She was saying they were multi-vitamins," Mariita said. "All I knew is that when you are injected is when it is bad. Medicines taken orally are okay.â€
Kyle Barber, the out-of-competition testing and intelligence coordinator for the IAAF, admitted that the international track body cooperated with USADA to target the LM Elite Running Club."