U.S. Olympic runner Molly Huddle calls for lifetime bans on dopers, by Kelyn Soong, for The Washington Post

Molly Huddle is one of America’s best distance runners. Her five U.S. championships this fall hints at her domination of the road racing scene. This is a nice interview on her comments on giving lifetime bans for doping cheats.

RunBlogRun concurs, although we are not sure it is legal in U.S. or Europe.

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U.S. Olympic runner Molly Huddle calls for lifetime bans on dopers

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Last week, the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report alleging Russia had a “systemic,” “deep-rooted” and “state-sponsored” doping program involving their track and field athletes. In turn, several professional runners reacted with a lack of a surprise and called for governing bodies to do more to get rid of the corruption that has long plagued the sport.

After Russia was given a provisional suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federation in response to the report, which could lead to its athletes being barred from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American Olympian Molly Huddle said she believes those caught doping should be sanctioned with lifetime bans.

For the complete story, please go to: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/11/16/u-s-olympic-runner-molly-huddle-calls-for-lifetime-bans-on-dopers/

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  • Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."

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