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Jan 29, 2016 5:08 AM # 
O Steve!:
I hope you haven't had to run against this guy.....unfortunately there is probably more like might have, or will be racing against them....sad. He is a cheater who tries to justify his cheating....old age making him slower, more sore, and fatter?....welcome to the club! .....he felt stronger and like his old self with it....of course, ITS THE DRUGS!.....only confesses to what he is up to AFTER he podiums a nationals and is caught. I wonder is the people he beat have the same outlook as him on his T use?.....yeah, not likely....he is just a recreational athlete...yeah, and he hopped a plane to land on the podium at nationals....
Jan 29, 2016 4:35 PM # 
matzah ball:
a lot of the symptoms he describes sound like plain ol aging to me:)

I'm sort of sympathetic to his argument that there could be medical exceptions (agree that it would have been better made prior) but ultimately doesn't seem fair to people who might not want or be able to intervene in that way.
Jan 29, 2016 6:00 PM # 
Interesting but sadly not a unique case (haven't got my Feb. National Masters news yet to read the source article) and likely many more out there.
Beyond documented primary hypogonadism, age-related hormonal level decline and especially the "Low T" syndromes are coming under increasing scrutiny eg if you have a "real" low T how much physiologic replacement do you need before overdrive and then advantage kick in? And what about the risks (eg CV, hepatic, prostatic etc) associated with replacement?
A sad end to an elite career, however this guy (Ryan Hall) made the right choice:
Personally I am glad that this never came up as a conssideration for me, otherwise I would be not be sitting where I am wrt early stage curable Prostate Cancer!

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