30 Jan '13, 4pm

Woman who died during last year's #LondonMarathon had banned stimulant in water bottle

A woman who died during last year's London Marathon had a powder containing the banned stimulant DMAA in her water bottle, The Guardian reports . Claire Squires, 30, collapsed and died in the final stretch of last year's marathon. At an inquiry into her death today, her boyfriend, Simon Van Herrewege, said that Squires started the race carrying a water bottle with a powder called Jack3d. The powder is one of many commercially available powders that contain methylhexanamine, which is commonly known as DMAA. DMAA was initially used as an ingredient in nasal decongestants, but is most often marketed as an energy-boosting stimulant. It's unclear whether Squires drank from her bottle containing the stimulant. Van Herrewege said that she planned to drink from her bottle in the later stages of the race if she started to tire. DMAA is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of proh...

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