won't be ratified wrote:
won't be ratified, that straightaway is not legit and i doubt there's even drug testing at that meet
I wondered about the drug testing bit.
However if a DT has to be at every meet, it will certainly cut down record achievement. If it proves to be fact, why have any drug testing at all. Just wait and do it at a meet if they run fast. And test everyone at an international competition.
The IAAF requires doping control to be at the meet for a record to be ratifiable. They want "the first passing of urine."
For a National Record, USATF just requires a test within 24 hours, which is much more reasonable. So his record may end up getting ratified as a USR but not a World Record... he can join the club with Jenn Suhr and Mondo Duplantis.
I doubt USADA was there. You have to pay $$$ to get them to your meet, and I doubt anyone seriously thought that he was ready to break it. I'd love to be wrong though.
He should go run at LSU, they'll have testers there for Mondo!