The doping fire has been re-ignited.

So here we are, 8-years on from Gonzalo Calisto at UTMB, a pivotal moment, and now we are once again fuelled by discussion of the two positive cases at Sierre-Zinal. Of course, there have been other positive cases in this interim period. But the doping fire has been re-ignited. Continue reading

#EPO #CALISTO #UTMB – Statement from COMPRESSPORT

Another week passes and it’s important not to let the momentum drop around the positive test of Gonzalo Calisto at UTMB in 2015. This is possibly even more important with the proximity of the 2016 event which is just weeks … Continue reading

ITRA release statement on #EPO positive for Gonzalo Calisto

This morning I posted the long awaited statement from Gonzalo Calisto after testing positive for EPO at the 2015 UTMB. If you are new to the story, please read the posts below. Post 1 UTMB faces positive EPO test HERE Post 2 … Continue reading

How Do We Keep Doping Out of Trail Running? by Outside Online

I have been very vocal lately about the doping scandal around Gonzalo Calisto and his positive test for EPO at the 2015 UTMB. Outside Magazine contacted me and and asked for my input based on my articles and research as … Continue reading

Statement from Michel Poletti UTMB® re: EPO Positive Test

It is never nice to have to report and document on doping, particularly in a sport I love. However, in the past 24-hours many questions have been raised re a positive test for EPO at the worlds largest trail running … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS – Disqualification of a runner from the 2015 UTMB®

Disqualification of a runner from the 2015 UTMB® The UTMB® organisation has today seen the list of recent infringements concerning the rules of anti- doping published by the IAAF and the penalties applied to the offenders. Gonzalo Calisto (Ecuador) is … Continue reading

IAAF response re EPO positive test at UTMB®

It has been a whirlwind 36 hours and I would like to make one thing clear, I have grabbed this positive EPO test at UTMB® by the horns not because I wish to humiliate the guilty runner, cast doubts on UTMB® or UTWT … Continue reading

DRUGS in Mountain, Ultra and Trail #EPO #UTMB

Last week and the week before, EPO, DOPING and the UTMB was the hot topic after Gonzalo Callisto’s positive test. Everyone was talking about it… this week it’s all gone quiet. That can’t happen! You can catch up on my … Continue reading

UTMB and UTWT face first positive drug test of EPO abuse

Twitter came alight on the evening of Monday 18th July when British ultra runner Robbie Britton broke the news that Ecuador athlete, Gonzalo Calisto had tested positive for EPO. You can see a screenshot of the IAAF website HERE The … Continue reading