Frank Shorter on Nature & Nurture in Running: "Kenyans on Drugs, It’s All Over."
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FRANK SHORTERWith a lady marathoner from Kenya who has won the Boston Marathon three times recently getting caught taking the anti-anemia drug Epo, Frank Shorter, the American runner whose gold medal in the 1972 Olympic marathon kicked off the jogging craze, comments:
He said his first indication that Kenyans might be doping came in the 1980s, when athletes began to use Italian doctors as agents.

“Of course, doctors would be good coaches and agents, right?” he asked, sarcastically. “My statement to my friends then was: ‘Kenyans on drugs, it’s all over. Nobody has a chance.’”

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