Are you doping? Do you know someone who is?

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Mar 2017
9:05am, 20 Mar 2017
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RunningInCircles
Oh, I don't disagree with that Ceratonia.

It was the stats for athletics and cycling for example, which _if_ true would mean that some of us on here would have encountered this :-)
Mar 2017
9:14am, 20 Mar 2017
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Captain Malcolm Reynolds
Doping in amateur sport is rife. Most of the drug bans in Welsh rugby are for PEDs, not recreational drugs, in the lower leagues. I read an article in one of the broadsheets last year about how sub elite cyclists, aiming at the pro ranks, are avoiding Sportives in Italy. Blokes in their twenties are getting smashed by 55 year old bankers who spend 60 hours a week at their work desks.

I've not got hold of any PEDs & have no interest in doing so, but getting hold of them is extremely easy & beating the current WADA tests isn't difficult either.
Mar 2017
9:14am, 20 Mar 2017
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HellsBells
I am aware of a recreational lifter, not entering any competitions, having rhabdomyolysis following him taking a "supplement" he was sold at his gym.
Despite nearly dying, I suspect he's still doing it.
Mar 2017
3:16pm, 20 Mar 2017
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LazyDaisy
Sorry, dimbo here - PEDs? I looked it up and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea seemed to be the definition of choice. What does it actually stand for?
Mar 2017
3:19pm, 20 Mar 2017
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Ultracat
Performance enhancing drugs?
Mar 2017
3:41pm, 20 Mar 2017
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LazyDaisy
Of course - told you I was being dim! :-)
Mar 2017
3:54pm, 20 Mar 2017
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Just Another Runner
I suspect that the numbers in the article are somewhat overblown to create a sensational article, or at least I hope so. Mind you from what I’ve seen in the sub-elite cycling and running circuits I wouldn’t be surprised to discover I am the only person on the planet who is clean (aside for caffeine that is)..!
Mar 2017
3:59pm, 20 Mar 2017
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Dave.O
Lots of coffee :) and I do use an inhaler twice a day. I would prefer not to have to use the inhaler but asthma gets in the way if I don't.
Mar 2017
4:22pm, 20 Mar 2017
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Captain Malcolm Reynolds
Yeah Ultracat got it, PEDs are performance enhancing drugs.
Mar 2017
4:35pm, 20 Mar 2017
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RunningInCircles
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea is listed as a side effect on the medication being used as a PED I bet :-)

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