26 Feb '17, 3am

USADA is continuing to investigate Alberto Salazar's use of L-carnitine:

USADA is continuing to investigate Alberto Salazar's use of L-carnitine:

based on a leaked USADA document. The report centers around the Oregon Project's use of L-carnitine, a legal substance. The story says that "USADA believes the L-carnitine infusions given by intravenous drip to six top American runners training with Salazar 'almost certainly' broke anti-doping rules. L-carnitine is not a banned substance for athletes but infusions of more than 50ml in the space of six hours are prohibited."​ The only rules violation in taking a legal substance, then, would be injecting more than 50 mL of it in a six-hour time period. According to the ​Times​, the USADA report was completed in March 2016, but was never published publicly. A draft of these documents was apparently leaked to the times by Fancy Bears, a Russian government-backed hacking group. USADA confirmed the authenticity of the report in a statement, saying that it wrote the report in res...

Full article: http://www.flotrack.org/article/52544-usada-continuing-to...

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