While we didn’t have the same hard hitting journalism and expert witness testimony as the famed investigative reporter David Epstein had in his fascinating piece on PED use by coaching giant Alberto Salazar, we did cover this ever looming hot topic last year. After Epstein’s breaking news report was shared this past week, the inter webs and message boards went crazy.
“I knew it.”
“The whole sport is dirty.”
and my personal favorite,
“The Rupp-certified Saladbar is going down.”
What Epstein shared isn’t particularly new information, although possible testoreone use by Galen Rupp as a teen or Salazar giving his athletes prescriptions not prescribed to them is new and at the center of much of the controversy. Even so, the question has been looming for ages in all of sports as to where that grey area of supplement use crosses over to the black and white realm of performance enhancing drug (PED) use.
So, what do you think? Where is the line crossed in PED use?