This is a follow-up to the idea I put forward in my previous post: to get PED-taking amateur athletes together into a support group.
What was anger for me has turned into worry and concern. I worry about the future of amateur triathlon, and I’m concerned about the athletes taking (and possibly abusing) performance-enhancing drugs. I’m also concerned about the impact this is having on other athletes; namely, the only possibility they have to compete is to take PEDs too. Because if you can’t beat them, you join them.
If you’re a weekend triathlete posting fantastic times and winning races you really shouldn’t, then why not tell me your story. We can do it all anonymously. No one will be exposed. The goal is support and help, not confession and exposure. I’d like to help you. Plus, I’d really like to know the specifics of drug-taking: how you get the drugs, how much do they cost, how you use them, how you feel about your training and results, and how you feel about yourself. Because there must be a point when you 100% know that it’s the drug doing the performing and getting the results, not you. I’d like to know how you feel about that.
I’m here to help. If you’d like to share your story, please contact me: cj(at)campbelljefferys(dot)com