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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Anti-Doping News Update

Two weeks ago French middle-distance runner Hind Dehiba was caught at Charles de Gaulle airport with hGH and thirty other prescription medications.

Now we know why she was caught. She told France's anti-doping authorities (AFLD) that she was training in Morocco, but when they tried to test her she was in Albequerque instead. So they tipped off customs officers to be on the lookout for her when returning to France. She was tested that same day and has turned up positive for EPO.

It may just be coincidence that Albequerque is the home of Eddie Hellebuyck, who tested positive for EPO in 2003 (apparently, you can get that stuff anywhere). But I thought it was worth pointing out.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I don't know, Eddy has been coaching some Kenyans in Tucson over the past year, and he even ran his comeback race here this past spring (here are the results). The guy who beat him is a 1:16 half marathoner, this is a hilly, hilly course.