If you’re a convicted doper, you can’t run—and you can’t hide, either.
Road Race Management has created the first online, publicly searchable listing of both current and past road racing and track and field athletes convicted of failing a drug test. The RRM website contains separate lists of current and retired drug cheats, along with a list of those who have served their suspensions and are actively competing again, such as U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin.
“With several high profile suspensions in the last 24 months, there is intense interest in up-to-date information about current and past drug cheats,” says Road Race Management President Phil Stewart. “The historical list is the only place for race directors to identify previously banned runners if they have a policy of not inviting athletes to their events who have served a drug test ban in the past but are currently eligible.”
The list contains information on over 300 athletes and will be updated with new suspensions as they are announced by the IAAF or national federations. Details include the athlete’s name, nationality, date of infraction, type of offense, start and ending date of the ban, a graph showing how much of the ban has been served and notes regarding the specifics of the ban. When an athlete completes a suspension, he or she will be automatically reclassified as a past offender.
The RRM Online Guide is a free resource that lists over 1,000 athlete bios, along with contact information and details on over 600 prize money races.