Track & Field

Salazar And Rupp Feel The Heat: Doping Exposé

Today could be the day when the sh*t hits the fan for Alberto Salazar, Galep Rupp, and the Nike Oregon Project.
On BBC 1 at 9pm (GMT) there will be a programme aired named ‘Catch me if you can’. The focus of this programme will be doping in athletics and looks set to cause some serious problems for the famed Nike Oregon Project, and it’s head coach Salazar. Coach to double Olympic champion Mo Farah, Salazar comes under scrutiny more so for his work with Farah’s training partner, Galen Rupp. It will feature damning testimonials from Salazar’s former assistant coach, Steve Magness, as well as former group member Kara Goucher.

The documentary is a collaborative investigation between the BBC and  (David Epstein) and some of the documentation involved is already available for public reading – on the BBC here, and Propublica here.

It seems it will be a programme not to be missed and could send shock waves through the world of track and field.

If you don’t have access to BBC on your tv you can watch at the stream below at 9pm.


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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, physical therapist, and MSc student. He is current national 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the sprint hurdles events. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

1 Comment

  1. Liam Treacy
    June 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Fascinating documentary. Interesting that Mo improved by a minute over 10k from age 25 to 28 having been a full time athlete.

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