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Jeff Wigand
RE: Big African doping bust?

u6yj wrote:

Ever seen a picture of Frank Shorter losing to an African?

NO, because there aren't any......take the drugs out of the sport and Americans can win and win big.

You must have missed when Miruts Yifter beat Shorter at 10000m in at the USA v Africa meet in North Carolina in 1971.

Americans had access to blood boosting, steroids and, in the 90s, EPO as much as anyone else. People who think that East African success in distance running is largely because of drugs have a skewed sense of reality. You could say "take the drugs away and white European men will be back dominating the sprints like they did 100 years ago." Not likely.

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