March 20, 2024

Noah Lyles on the Doping Problem in Track: "Everybody But One Person [in the Top 5 All-Time 100m List] Has Been Banned. Kind of Sucks."

What does Noah Lyles think about the doping problem in the sport? He tell us.
September 24, 2020

Drug Cheat Who Won US 15K Title in March Gets Popped (Twice!) For Taking Drugs Yet Again

For some reason, the US government decided to grant EPO cheat Ridouane Harroufi citizenship. He has rewarded them by showing his "good moral character" by testing positive two more times.
July 16, 2020

US Masters Star Kevin Castille Banned Four Years for Steroid Use

Castille, who holds world 45+ records of 14:11 and 29:44 on the track, was banned after testing positive at the 2019 USATF Masters 10K Champs.
June 19, 2020

In Christian Coleman Case, Track & Field Cannot Win

No matter the outcome of the Christian Coleman saga, somebody is going to be unhappy. So it goes, as track & field suffers another self-inflicted wound.
June 05, 2020

2019 World 400m Champion Salwa Eid Naser Is Busted For Missing Three Drug Tests - Her Agent Says He Had No Idea She Was Popped Until Told Him

Eid Naser, who last year ran the fastest 400m time since 1985, is the latest athlete represented by Juan Pineda to be suspended for a doping violation following in the footsteps of Abraham Kiptum, Robel Fsiha and Sadik Mikhou.
May 11, 2020

Q&A: Anti-Doping Expert Sergei Iljukov Discusses Doping in Kenya & Russia, What World Athletics Is Doing Right -- And How the Global Anti-Doping System Can Still Improve

Iljukov recently conducted a study that indirectly suggested the effects of doping were between 2.0% and 3.4% in distance events and points out that 68% of the Russian 1500 women that ran an elite time at the Russian champs were eventually banned.
May 01, 2020

US Sprinters Gabby Thomas & Deajah Stevens, Kenyan 58:51 Half Marathoner Alex Korio Oloitiptip All Provisionally Suspended for Whereabouts Failures

Thomas was the 2018 NCAA indoor 200 champ for Harvard, while Stevens was the 2017 US 200 champ and took 5th at the 2017 Worlds. Oloitiptip finished 11th in the 10,000 at the 2019 Worlds. Thomas is appealing and says she's "confident" she'll be "completely cleared" as she says phone data plus the testimony of multiple witnesses will show that the anti-doping officer didn't knock on her door for the third test. *MB: Should we just give up and find a new sport? Gabby Thomas - formerly of Harvard - receives doping ban for missing 3 tests 
October 16, 2019

Fantastic: Top Track Agent Will Repay Commissions Earned From Athlete Who Tested Positive for PEDs

We have a new model as to how all track and field agents should behave if one of their athletes gets busted for PEDs. Davor Savija, head of Ikaika Sports, has announced they'll be repaying the commissions they received for one of their athletes who tested positive.
October 11, 2019

Questions & (Some) Answers: Galen Rupp Meets the Press Ahead of 2019 Chicago Marathon

Jonathan Gault has a hard-time believing one key answer Rupp gave at today's press event. When asked when did he learn that Salazar had been charged by USADA, Rupp said, “I read about it on the news, I think like everybody else.” As for what type of shape Rupp is in, Rupp himself wants to know. “I’m kind of wondering about it too, to be honest,” Rupp said.
October 01, 2019

Nike Oregon Project Coach Alberto Salazar Gets Four-Year Doping Ban from USADA

The decision most definitely does not prove the Salazar doped any of his athletes. It concludes what those of us following this already knew.  That Alberto Salazar carried out a testosterone experiment on his sons. That he misled some of his athletes on what they should tell USADA. That he had conducted a test with L-carnitine on NOP assistant coach Steve Magness that was over the legal limits. And it proves what many of us suspected, these things merit a doping ban.
September 11, 2019

Christian Coleman Releases YouTube Video About Whereabouts Failures, Criticizes USADA & Media, Says He Has Never Failed a Test "And Never Will"

Coleman ripped USADA whom he accused of trying to land a "big fish" and says the whole episode cost him at least $150,000 in earnings.
September 03, 2019

Why Was Christian Coleman Cleared? We Explain Everything You Need to Know About His USADA Case

Coleman was cleared after a careful reading of the WADA rules. But had one of his tests begun just one minute earlier, he could have been staring at a two-year ban.
August 22, 2019

The World's Fastest Man May Be Banned From The Olympics and World Championships: Analyzing The Christian Coleman Situation

While Coleman is reportedly fighting his whereabouts infraction, 10 of the 11 fastest men in history have now been linked to a some sort of anti-doping infraction.
May 21, 2019

Eunice Kirwa Becomes Second 2016 Olympic Marathon Medalist to Test Positive for EPO

Far from a surprise for insiders as Kirwa is the wife of Joshua Kemei, the coach of half marathon world record holder Abraham Kiptum, who last month was suspended by the AIU for a biological passport violation. And let's hear it for her agent Marc Corstjens who had completed the triple crown of EPO positives as he also represented Ruth Jebet and Kipyegon Bett.
April 12, 2019

Kenyan 5000m Runner Cyrus Rutto Suspended For ABP Violation -- What Does It Mean For the Sport, and For His Coach Patrick Sang?

The 13:03 runner, who is coached by Patrick Sang, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit. Up until this year, no East African had ever been hit with an ABP violation but he's #2 on the year. *MB: Another Kenyan Charged With Doping