By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
On Monday 10 October 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit informed the Sierre-Zinal Management Committee that disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the winner of the men’s race at Sierre-Zinal 2022:
“The winner of the men’s race Mark Kangogo tested positive for two substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the 49th edition of Sierre-Zinal. Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated and the athlete has been provisionally suspended. The violation could lead to the athlete’s results at Sierre-Zinal 2022 being invalidated. The procedure is ongoing.” the Athletics Integrity Unit stated.
As our sport grows this will become an even hotter topic. Trail running need to adopt proper procedures that will allow the top athletes to compete fairly. Sage Canaday has been on this for a long time.