Subway Surfers Addiction wrote:
3) We have to look backwards before we go forwards. Without a Truth & Reconciliation council in athletics, the sport will not progress. Look at the list of Rosa athletes. Look at the old world records still standing. It's quite obvious that there has been massive amounts of doping and cheating in the past but without an incentive (or lack of punishment) to come clean, we will never clear anything up. We need to actively interrogate the champions and the times of the past. Anyone who has seen my posts know that my bugbear on this issue is Paula Radcliffe and the holes in her story surrounding the three dodgy test results in her career. To [i]take one example, we're supposed to believe that after setting a world best time in the Great North Run, she is then so ill with 'food poisoning' she is given a course of antibiotics (ask your doctor how likely this is...) and is then so 'weak' due to this that she has a Hgb score of only 12.0.....but then manages to destroy the world class opposition in the world half marathon championships (13 days after the Great North Run and presumably still taking the antibiotics[/u]. Come ON! Are you serious? If this was a runner of another nationality we'd be laughing at this ridiculous story. Again, we need some journalists to do some good work and dig into these stories from the past and stop believing what they are told.
Interesting, I never heard that one (mind you I haven't read her biography).
The contradictions between her autobiography and what has subsequently come up around the flagged test results are the most interesting and most damning things around her story. She will never be done for the tests themselves, but the holes in her stories could still be her downfall if people actively pursued them.