Not that I am saying that the Ethiopians are not dopping, but there are many things that doesn't make sense here
- I understand if a retired second tier elite who has not so much to lose admits that ("they are not better than me, they all dope..."). But what would an active runner who has already achieved victory would gain out of it? Return the prize money, get banned for several years, ruin her/his reputition, probably end her/his career and alsother even risk imprisonment because doping is now punishable by law in Ethiopia?
-only one male active winner and three female active winner. How can he/she think his/her identity is safe?
-the claim of taking HGH/Epo until one week before the test. OK, maybe they don't get tested in Ethiopia, but I thought at the marathon majors, at least the winners get tested? And how can one pass such a test if he/she has been doping a week before the race? And I thought most doping was done during early training phase to recover faster from workout and push yourself to the limit, not so close to race day...