Whatever your sport, this is shocking...
Okay, so it might appear that we are some kind of drugs crusade. No, we aren’t trying to be judge and jury to the world’s doping ills, but what we are trying to do is highlight a view that this has all gone on too long and the tipping point is nigh for the sports dopers.
Reading this article on Kelly Sotherton and her Beijing experiences leaves me in almost jaw-dropping disbelief as to the lengths that some athletes will go to. There is a new school of athlete coming through in the world of athletics and these youngsters must be the leaders-of-the-new-school when comes to upholding anti-doping messages in sport.
Interestingly mountain and trail running haven’t suffered much in this area in the past, and this could be linked to a lack of money – where cash is involved people will cheat, fact. However, the WMRA must work closely with WADA, in our view, as more money appears in the form of prizes in such races as the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Running Race the greater the temptation will be.
So, expect us to highlight what we see as injustices in athletics / endurance running, as we would like to see a sporting arena for future generations that not only deters drug cheats, but bans them for life.