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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Gatlin article in WaPo

Yesterday the Washington Post ran an article on the Justin Gatlin affair. There's little new in it; they rehash the same wild and wierd conspiracy theory that massage therapist Chris Whetstine sabotaged Gatlin.

At the T&FN message board, EPelle once again gives us the best analysis, noting that the story "has gotten much more interesting and more detailed as time has gone along", lending credence to the idea that it's all made up. At Let's Run, Old Runner Guy astutely noted the following passage in the article:
The case has attracted the attention of federal investigators, according to several sources, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has allowed an unusual extension to give Gatlin's lawyers time to assemble their client's defense.
This IS new, and it leads us to wonder: what are the feds looking for? One possibility no one has mentioned is Trevor Graham. He's already under indictment for lying to federal agents in the BALCO investigation, and they may be looking for some more evidence against him.

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