A few weeks ago, annoyed at being trounced by more super seniors, I decided to write an open letter to NADA and the German Triathlon Union. Here’s what I sent:
To my great surprise, I received a reply from NADA. Many thanks to Dr. Lars Mortsiefer for allowing me to publish his letter on the purathletes site.
So, what to make of all that? The focus is on professional sport, as it should be. But, and here’s what’s interesting, there’s no flat-out denial that drug use is happening in amateur sports, or any claims that I’m yelling smoke when there’s no fire. NADA knows about this problem, but doesn’t have the finances or resources to do anything about it. At least not yet. It might be one of things that won’t be addressed until something goes wrong.
I greatly appreciate NADA taking the time to read and reply to my letter.