Will Rita Jeptoo's Failed Drug Test Unravel Kenyan Running?

The news du annum in running is that one of the top distance runners in the world, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, tested positive for the performance enhancing drug EPO in an out-of-competition evaluation. Jeptoo won the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, and was due to travel to New York on Oct. 31 to accept the $500,000 prize for… » 11/07/14 5:48pm 11/07/14 5:48pm

Important: Not Every Doping Cyclist Story Is About Lance Armstrong

South African cyclist David George failed a drug test for EPO this summer, and his suspension was announced today. His transgression has nothing to do with Lance Armstrong, who is a completely separate human. We feel it is important to make this distinction, because it is apparently not clear to everyone. » 11/06/12 4:05pm 11/06/12 4:05pm

Hey, Here's An Allegation That Lance Armstrong Bribed Opponents To Let…

This is a pretty damning allegation against Armstrong, one that got lost earlier this week in all the hoopla over a damning USADA report and his being declared sponsora non grata. You might even be tempted to wonder if it's just piling on, at a time when it's cool to bash Armstrong. But the actual claims date from… » 10/19/12 4:20pm 10/19/12 4:20pm

Racewalking Has A Doping Scandal On Its Hands

When Alex Schwazer of Italy won the 50k racewalk in Beijing four years ago, he shaved more than a minute off an Olympic-record time that had stood for 20 years. Schwazer was among the favorites to win the event again this year—the 50k race is scheduled for Saturday—but it appears he won't get that chance: Schwazer was… » 8/07/12 7:00pm 8/07/12 7:00pm