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03-Apr-17

Salomon launches clean sport initiative

The world of trail and ultra running grew out of passionate enthusiasts organising and participating in races around the world. The community was small and made up of amateurs. But all that is changing rapidly. The positive is that the sport is gaining recognition and attracting more participants, but the negative is allegations of the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) by some athletes.

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21-Jul-16

UTMB runner stripped of 5th place after doping

Sadly, doping in sport never seems too far away from our daily news feeds. Sadder still is the fact that some sports and countries are now perpetually associated with cases of illegal drug-taking, like European cycling competitions or, currently in this week’s news headlines, alleged State-sanctioned athletics doping in Russia.

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21-Dec-15

Lance Armstrong: Doping in running debate

If no publicity is bad publicity, then the organisers of the Woodside Ramble, a 35K trail race in California, must be rubbing their hands in glee. The race only had 50 entrants but one of them was Lance Armstrong and he won it in 3:00:36.

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