The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) released its fourth quarter testing results last week rounding out the 2015 annual statistics.
A total of 407 U.S. athletes were tested during 2015 with the anti-doping agency performing 1,202 tests. Not surprisingly, one of America’s top distance talents, Galen Rupp, was tested the most often, 21 times both in-competition and out-of-competition.
Rupp, the 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, was tested the most often in 2015 while Shalane Flanagan was tested the most among female athletes.
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Both athletes train in Portland, Ore. with Rupp a part of the Nike Oregon Project (along with Canadian Cam Levins) and Flanagan a part of the Bowerman Track Club (a group featuring Canadian steeplechaser Matt Hughes).
Notable U.S. athletes were tested the following amount of times:
13: Nick Symmonds — world championships 800m silver medallist
14: Matthew Centrowitz — two-time world championships 1,500m medallist
15: Tyson Gay — previously served a ban for performance-enhancing drugs
16: Justin Gatlin — previously served a banned for performance-enhancing drugs
17: Shalane Flanagan — American record holder, 10,000m
21: Galen Rupp — 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist
Rupp and Shalane Flanagan, the two most tested athletes during 2015, have never had a positive test for banned substances.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) controls drug testing in Canada.