26 Dec '14, 9pm

Are all exceptional performances suspect? @sweatscience's take:

Back to the original question, are all exceptional performances suspect? The short answer is that for a lot of people the only answer is yes. Based on the recent history of exceptional performances and the fact that so many have been directly or indirectly linked to doping the skeptics are certainly justified. However, I just want to remind people that sometimes records are broken by large margins by athletes who by all accounts are clean. The picture below is of Bob Beamon breaking the world record in the long jump by about 6% in 1968 at the Mexico City Olympics. His only ergogenic aid was a shot of tequila the night before his jump. Beamon’s record lasted until 1991 when it was broken by Mike Powell, who still holds the record. A long time – but then, Jesse Owens held the record from 1935 to 1960.

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