Goucher Needles wrote:
It seems more likely to me that Rupp can run a clean 3:50 mile than it does for him to run what he has for 5 and 10k. Those PRs and his silver medal seem more PED suspect to me.
If I had to bet my bank account, I'd bet that Rupp (and all of the AlSal and Schumacher male and female Nike elites) are doing nothing that is currently illegal, but is something all of us would call doping and cheating. I'd guess that they (because of Nike resources) are years ahead of the game. Based on no facts, this feels more likely to me than this group of people all running "clean."
While maybe unethical (and maybe not), I don't see many of those athletes being competitive with the Africans without innovative pharmacology.
Interesting. So what is your opinion about non-Nike athletes? Because they do not have Nike's resources they are doubtless "cleaner" (if not totally clean)?