Quaker2001 Posted July 23, 2016 Report Share Posted July 23, 2016 9 hours ago, Faster said: Speaking of doping: Kendra Harrison breaks a dark-ages world record in a year when she has also run the co-3rd fastest of all time. When in the last 10 years only two other women have come within 8 seconds of the dark-ages record. When she couldn't even run a 12.54 at the US trials. Another Genzebe Dibaba. Within 8 seconds? Try again. So someone breaks a world record and your immediate thought is let's post this in a thread about doping. That's really f***ing stupid. That's not a logical leap. 1 hour ago, zekekelso said: This is where we are in Track and Field, and the Russian doping scandal is part of the problem. There's tons of evidence that not only does doping work, but you can get away with it. Just because you've passed some tests means nothing. Any exceptionally fast time is suspicious. And when it seemingly comes out of nowhere? That's plenty of basis for an accusation. Fair? Nope. Neither is banning the entire Russian team. But that's where we are. Psst.. you might want to check out Harrison's run in the Diamond League in Eugene a couple of months ago.. She ran a 12.24 there. So no, this absolutely did not come out of nowhere. I don't seem to recall anyone accusing her of doping after that run. But now she runs .04 faster (with a slight tailwind) and because it's a world record, we're NOW supposed to be suspicious? Sorry, but that argument doesn't hold up. No doubt track & field, both past and present, has been filled with drug cheats. Some who got away with it and others not so much. You want to be suspicious of everyone, that's understandable. Don't be the guy who sees "WR" flash next to someone's time and jump to post on the Internet and question whether she's clean or not. Yes, that's a horrendous logical leap for the same reason you brought up.. if she was doping, how come she didn't come through when it mattered the most instead of now where maybe the pressure is off and it's easier for her to run fast. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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