Ottawa Marathon third-place finisher provisionally suspended for EPO

November 26th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Ethiopia’s Etaferahu Temesgen Wodaj, who’s placed top ten in two recent Canadian marathons, has been provisionally suspended for use of EPO and testosterone


David Freake tests positive for EPO, receives four year ban

October 22nd, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

A Canadian marathoner has received a four-year doping ban


Carbon monoxide as altitude simulator? Seriously?

July 18th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

File under “don’t try this at home”


STUDY: EPO works in altitude-adapted runners

January 28th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

EPO has long been known to be effective at sea level, but a new study suggests it functions in altitude-adapted runners as well


Another high-profile Kenyan fails doping test

April 8th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Just as performance enhancing drug revelations from the fall of 2014 were fading from the news, another Kenyan marathoner has failed a doping test. According to Standard Digital, the most popular newspaper in Kenya, another “fairly […]


South Korea to offer citizenship to banned Kenya marathoner

March 26th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

View image | gettyimages.com The South Korean government is planning to offer citizenship to a Kenyan marathon runner who has twice won the Seoul International Marathon and served a two-year doping ban. Wilson Loyanae […]


Lamine Diack admits athletics facing a ‘crisis’

February 17th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, has admitted the organization and the sport of athletics face a “crisis” over recent allegations of widespread doping in the sport. Speaking in an […]


Rita Jeptoo handed 2-year ban

January 30th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Two-time Back-to-back Boston and Chicago champion Rita Jeptoo has been handed a two-year ban from the International Association of Athletics Federations for testing positive for EPO before her fall win in Chicago. Jeptoo is […]


Placebo ‘EPO’ still boosts performance

December 1st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Training | No Comments »

Even thinking you’re doped can make you faster. Recent research on how the placebo effect improves race time on running found that athletes who thought they were using an EPO-like performance enhancer actually performed better, […]


Kenya to get new doping agency amid EPO controversy

November 17th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Weeks after the world’ top female marathoner, Rita Jeptoo, tested positive for the banned substance EPO, her native Kenya is set to get a new doping agency to combat what many believe to be […]


Rita Jeptoo tests positive for EPO

November 1st, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

After earlier reports that Rita Jeptoo’s ‘A’ sample from an out-of-competition doping test had returned positive for a banned substance, AFP has reported that the test found EPO in the Kenyan distance star’s urine. […]


What’s up with xenon gas?

February 28th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in CR Explains | 1 Comment »

Reports that some Russian athletes at the Olympics may have been inhaling xenon gas has caused a stir in the endurance athletics community. We didn’t know a lot about xenon and were wondering what […]