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When Breaking a World Record Is Classed As Cheating …

By Sam Maxwell On August - 17 - 2009

Rest assured I’ll be spending a lot of time over the next week or so in front of the TV watching the remaining days of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Regardless of how many more world records Usain Bolt breaks, how many Kenyan’s and Ethiopian’s dominate the longer distance events, or how many times Sally McLellan screams “oh my god” in her post-race interview, one thing is for sure ...

The Athletics World Championships won’t be marred with the same controversy that the recent FINA World Swimming Championships experienced ...

The reason?

All athletes will be on a level playing field.

Look, I’m not naive enough to state that drugs in sport don’t exist. But, authorities are becoming tougher and more skilled. “Cheats” will find it harder to get away.

But, this isn’t a post about drugs in sport.

It is about FINA approving the use of the polyur...

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