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Friday, March 15, 2013

Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent Will Drug Test

* I don’t know what to say . . . but I laugh every time I think about it.   ~SKA

Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent Will Drug Test

First U.S. trail-running events to test for PED use

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Start of the 2012 Pikes Ascent. Photo courtesy of Tim Bergsten/PikesPeakSports.us

There’s been much ado lately in our community about PED use [see "No Love for Lance: PEDs and Trail Runners Don’t Mix Well", Editor’s Note, April 2013, Issue 87]. Today, just one day before registration opens, the venerable Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent announced plans to test runners for performance-enhancing drugs in the 2013 events this August.  << READ MORE >>

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