IAAF Council approves road race out-of-competition drug testing funding scheme

Jun 8, 2019

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council has approved a new out-of-competition drug testing funding scheme for road races during their meeting here.

The scheme is in partnership with the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), who claim road running is susceptible to doping violations.

According to the organisation, there is a disproportionate relationship between the money available to runners and the likelihood of being caught doping out of competition.

The IAAF has supported these claims, sharing that 76 per cent of 50 IAAF gold label road race winners were not part of any out-of-competition anti-doping programme in 2018.


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