7 months ‘I feel pain’: A Kenyan runner’s downfall from doping Manilatimes |Sports
NAIROBI: At first, the Kenyan marathoner felt invincible. Racing out beyond the pack, his energy levels buoyed by blood doping, nothing seemed to stand in the way of victory. “At 35 kilometres, I started getting cramps,” the athlete told AFP on condition of anonymity, recalling the 2012 race in Europe where his health starting failing. “I then started limping from 36-37 kilometres until I crossed the finish line.”
Remarkably, he still finished second and recorded a personal best, returning home from the European race with a silver medal and a tidy pot of prize money. Elated at the ... more