Devil Dog wrote:
Micro dosing EPO is almost impossible to detect. It made times like 3:26, 7:20, and 12:37 possible. Knowing those two facts, I'd guess that most dopers still use EPO.
El G, Bekele, and Komen were certainly not micro dosing.
El G retired in 2004 to avoid the new EPO tests. But even when they were first introduced they were pretty useless by all accounts. For a large part of El G's career, EPO wasn't even illegal.
Even if Bekele was having to microdose from as early as 2005, he'd had years of the benefits of being able to train while on full throttle EPO.