I found this interesting post on ironstruck.com:http://ironstruck.com/do-triathletes-use-drugs
I like the way the writer describes being soundly beaten by someone posting times that are off the chart. I can sympathise with him (the writer, not the suped-up athlete). It’s an awful feeling, to train so hard and give everything in the race, and then people pass you like you’re not even moving. You can’t help but wonder where they’re getting that little bit extra from, and it’s very difficult to get your focus back on your own race without feeling like a total loser. It’s also very hard to believe such performances are real.
Yes, age-groupers who qualify for Kona will now be tested, in the wake of the Moats case (https://purathletes.org/2013/04/30/age-grouper-tests-positive/), but that’s only one race. Granted, it’s the race everyone wants to do.
I think this quote sums it all up rather well:
“It would be naive to think that with the tens of thousands of age-group triathletes who have taken on the Ironman challenge over the years that they all competed clean without some sort of chemical edge to put themselves one step ahead of the competition…It would probably be safer to say there have been dozens or perhaps even hundreds who have gone into an Ironman with an unfair advantage.”
And other triathlons should not be left out, plus marathons and cycling events, and lots of other sports.