By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2024.
Via Facebook Post:
The UTMB Group strongly condemns doping. This is why, for several years, we have strongly promoted the use of doping controls at our events and have financed them since 2023.
To be totally fair, impartial, and following the recommendations of the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), the tests are carried out by the AFLD (French Anti-Doping Agency).
The AFLD is not obliged to communicate test results to the organizers, so we only learned of the positive test of Stian Angermund – winner of the OCC 2023 – when he spoke on Saturday, February 10th.
As the process is not yet complete, as Stian has indicated that he is currently working on his defense, the results of the OCC 2023 will remain unchanged until the final decision is made by the AFLD.
The Polettis were in Arizona this weekend when the news broke (Michel was running the Black Canyon 60K), I bet they were hoping for one weekend without drama.