Jeff Wigand wrote:
Lagat No Mas wrote:
And I think you didn't read the Heredia quote right. The pill is taken day of or day before competition. Just get the enzyme into your urine for the sample. It doesn't completley neutralize epo in the A sample, but works long term on tbe B sample to give a discrepency, thus calling the positive A into question. That's exactly what happened with Lagat.
It isn't exactly what happened with Lagat since his was an out of competition test. Do you know how the results of an EPO test are read?
Are you sure? I thought it was a mid season test. Victor Conte has stated repeatedly that testing needs a major overhaul. What happens is they assemble most of the Diamond League athletes is a big hotel and the day before the meet they randomly test some of the athletes going room to room. This is to pull up the OOC quota, they then test any athlete that does an exceptional time post performance (if they haven't already). This Iifts the in-competition quota. As Conte points out, only a moron arrives in Brussels or Lausanne they day before a DL glowing. So really OOC testing was more of a myth, considering that Lagat was representing Kenya for the first part of his career and had no testing agency responsible for monitoring him. There Is also the fact that in 2003 or whenever there was no ABP to fall back on. Current testing is still utterly hopeless, why turn up at Mo's training camp in X and blood & urine test him? You blood test him, then comeback a couple of days later, really early and get a urine sample. Double tested athletes know that testers won't be back for at least 3/4 weeks and can go hit up and train really hard.