Ivory Williams runs windy 9.88 at Texas Relays, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder

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Ivory Williams, photo by PhotoRun.net.

I am trying to really take drug testing seriously. I respect what USADA and WADA to on stopping athletes from taking performance enhancing drugs, but who was the Nobel prize winner who put marijuana on the banned list? Particular life experiences might suggest that, after inhaling, one might a) order a large pizza, b) play some Peter Tosh, c) then watch Jurassic Park, d) all of the above. Running 9.88 for 100 meters, high jump 7-10 1/2 or running 27:13 for 10,000 meters would be way, way down the list. To be taken seriously, then act seriously. There are real cheaters out there. In this case, I
am not confident that someone smoking a joint is getting a training benefit.

EME NEWS (APR 5, 2010) UPDATE

Williams is ok

AUSTIN (USA): Ivory Williams won the 100 m at Texas Relays in windy 9.88. He has completed his on-line education module and was eligible to compete as per USADA information.

Borzakovskiy for Bergen

MOSCOW (RUS): Olympic 2004 winner at 800 m Yuriy Borzakovskiy confirmed his participation in second European Team Championships next June. He plans to compete in Bergen, Norway on June 19-20 in the highest class of the event. Russia was last year second and aims for win in 2010. Last year winners were German athletes.

RESULTS

RABAT (MOR, Apr 4): Ethiopian Tsefay Astedou won the 6th Rabat road race with 27:30 course record at 10 km. Second Morrocan Abdellah Tagharaft achieved 27:36. Female winner was Kenyan Sarah Chepchirchir clocking 31:39.

DONGIO (SUI, Apr 5): Ethiopian Imane Merga, fourth from Berlin 10 000, won the Giro Media Blenio at 10 km. His 29:03 was the fastest over Kenyans Moses Mosop (29:05.2) and steeple specialist Richard Matelong (29:05.3). Best European was Ukrainian Vasiliy Matviychuk with 30:00 as 6th.

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