August 11, 2023

Former World U20 Champion and Kipchoge Training Partner Rodgers Kwemoi Suspended for ABP Violation

Kwemoi, 25, was 4th in the 2019 Worlds 10k and split his time between Japan and Patrick Sang's Global Sports camp in Kaptagat. *MB: 2nd guy from Eliud Kipchoge's trianing camp is popped - Rodgers Kwemoi
August 11, 2023

America’s Fastest Ever HS Sprinter Issam Asinga Just Got Popped For Drugs

Asinga, the first sub-10 HSer in US history and Texas A&M signee, has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for GW1516. *MB: Issam Asinga SUSPENDED After positive doping test
July 17, 2023

ICYMI: Jama Aden Has Been Acquitted By a Spanish Court on All Doping Charges Stemming from 2016 Hotel Raid

Aden was finally cleared in Spanish court but he still may not be out of the woods with the AIU.
April 07, 2023

Steeplechase World Champ Norah Jeruto Suspended for Biological Passport Violation, But Even Her Agent Wants To Know Why She Wasn't Suspended Sooner

Jeruto's ABP violation allegedly occurred in 2020. Why did the AIU wait until 2023 to suspend her, letting her dominate in 2021 and 2022?
March 23, 2023

A Suicidal Zane Robertson Opens Up About His Doping Positive: "Coming Home From My Brother's Place Today, I Just Wanted to Go and Shoot Myself in the Head"

"I think if there's a word for it yes desperation, desperation definitely comes to mind."
March 21, 2023

Zane Robertson, Kiwi Marathon and Half Marathon Record Holder, Popped for EPO

The Kiwi star, who had expressed his frustration with the amount of doping in the sport in 2016, was banned for 8 years after testing positive for EPO and "providing false documentation in his defence."
February 09, 2023

Former Texas Tech Star Divine Oduduru Provisionally Suspended by Anti-Doping Authorities after FBI Investigation

The AIU believes Divine Oduduru is 'Athlete-2' as mentioned in the FBI's charging documents of Eric Lira. An individual assisting the investigation found what appeared to be HGH, insulin growth factor, and EPO in their residence. Will there be any fallout for coach Rana Reider and all the stars he coached like Andre De Grasse, Trayvon Bromell, Omar McLeod, and Adam Gemili?
January 05, 2023

"They Have a Really Big Doping Problem" -- Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022?

25 Kenyan athletes were sanctioned by the Athletics Integrity Unit or ADAK in 2022. We spoke to agents and AIU head Brett Clothier to figure out what's going on. * MB: Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022? Jonathan Gault tried to find out
January 05, 2023

"Clean" or "Dirty" Doping Polls Version 2.0: Why Are We Doing Them?

Doping is one of the dark sides of the sport and it's time to bring back our Doping Polls. We explain why they are back and open up voting for the world records on the track.
November 29, 2022

Hassan Mead Says He Was Retired When He Tested Positive for PEDs in October

The 6-2, 138-lb Mead says a pre-workout drink he bought from a vending machine was the likely source of the PEDs. "I was out there just lifting to gain a bit of muscle." *MB: Hassan Mead popped - Tests positive for ostarine and is banned for 3 years. 
October 15, 2022

2021 Boston Marathon champ Diana Kipyokei suspended and her agent doesn't hold back: "Diana is completely guilty. I am sorry."

And have the Kenyans found a new super drug? Kipyokei is one of 10 athletes in the last two years to test positive for the same substance, triamcinolone acetonide, a drug once used by Lance Armstrong and Brad Wiggins. Why are they suddenly all testing positive for it now? *MB: Has Kenya found a super drug? 2021 Boston champ is one of 10 Kenyans to test positive for triamcinolone acetonide since 2021
May 24, 2022

Shelby Houlihan Releases Statement Detailing Her Past Year & Criticizing Athletics Integrity Unit

Houlihan said she understands why her fellow athletes may not believe her explanation but reaffirmed her innocence and called on the AIU to reform its process. *MB: SHELBY HOULIHAN SPEAKS! Issues statement, does 90min podcast explaining her side.
May 18, 2022

Shelby Houlihan Announces Her Appeal to the Supreme Court of Switzerland Has Failed

Houlihan's Hail Mary prayer fell short and her nandrolone ban was upheld. She won't be able to compete again until January 14, 2025 but she tells she's not done as a runner. "I do plan on being back in 2025 and resuming my career." *MB: Shelby Houlihan Ban Upheld -- Loses Appeal
April 21, 2022

An In-Depth Analysis of The Shelby Houlihan Doping Case by Sports Scientist Ross Tucker

Ross goes through the CAS decision step by step from beginning to end, clarifies some of the more esoteric aspects of the case and outlines in clear terms exactly what Houlihan argued and why he thinks CAS ultimately (correctly) ruled against her.
April 21, 2022

Sports Scientist Ross Tucker Tackles Our Biggest Unanswered Questions About the Shelby Houlihan Case

We paid one of the top sports scientists in the world to analyze the Shelby Houlihan doping case and CAS ruling. Afterward, we asked him to answer our questions in a Q&A format.
April 11, 2022

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Explains Why She Left the Bowerman Track Club

DeBues-Stafford says that while she has no reason to believe anyone on BTC is taking performance-enhancing drugs, the uncertainty surrounding the specifics of Bowerman and coach Jerry Schumacher's continuing relationship with the banned Shelby Houlihan was a "critical reason" for her departure. *MB: GDS has left BTC, cites Houlihan explicitly.
March 08, 2022

Justin Gatlin Leaves Complicated, Uncomfortable Legacy Upon Retirement

Gatlin won global 100m titles 13 years apart and retired last month as the fifth-fastest man in history. He also served a four-year ban for doping and his reluctance to discuss it has made discussing his legacy a complicated issue. *MB: Jonathan Gault: Justin Gatlin has left the sport. What is his legacy?
January 12, 2022

"Is It Safe to Take a Test This Morning?": FBI Investigation Reveals Text Messages From Olympic Doper

The FBI appears to have gained access to Blessing Okagbare's WhatsApp messages and we have now have an inside look at doping in the elite sprint world as a result of the Rodchenkov Act, which makes it a crime to affect the outcome of major international sporting events via the use of performance-enhancing drugs. There are some starting revelations, leaving us to want to know who is 'Athlete 2'  who was struggling with a hamstring injury this summer? *MB: The feds are now involved!! 1st person charged under Rodchenkov Act in Blessing Okagbare doping case 
September 02, 2021

Five Thoughts on the Shelby Houlihan CAS Decision: Why She Was Banned, Why Her Explanation Was Rejected, And Where Does She Go From Here?

Having had a day to digest the 40+ page ruling, Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts on why the American record holder at 1500 and 5000 was banned from the sport. *MB: Full Shelby Houlihan Report is Out from CAS.
July 23, 2021

Someone Hired a Private Investigator to See if Alberto Salazar Was Still Coaching Galen Rupp. Here Is What They Found.

Hidden cameras, criminal background checks, and nearly two weeks of surveillance. This story has it all. They found that Rupp regularly uses a house owned by the Salazar family to start many of his runs to the Nike campus. And he uses the underwater treadmill in the back.