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2 x IM AG world champion busted for doping

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Kevin Moats M50-54 committed a doping violation. Moats has received a one-year period of ineligibility for the offense, effective January 30, 2012, and has been provisionally suspended from WTC competition since notice of the adverse finding.

 

 

 

 

Finding resulted from the administration of testosterone consistent the World AntiDoping Agency’s Prohibited List and by the World Triathlon Corporation Anti-Doping Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this from his Alma Mater 2008

 

 

"Why undergo such a painful physical test? For Moats, the explanation is simple: “An Ironman,” he says, “is a reflection of character.” If this is true, Kevin Moats has a character made of steel."

 

 

 

 

 

http://www2.lawrence...=204&nid=433574

 

How pathetic!

My opinion. Treat AGers differently to pros.....lifetime ban, find a new hobby. They don't depend on the sport for an income.

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He is the guy that wears a mirror on his helmet so he can draft, certainly is a reflection of character. If you search his name in slow twitch he is not well liked, and that was before the drug test.

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i agree its pathetic; but i do not agree on your lifetime ban opinion.

 

gees. get a life rather than worry about what other people are doing and MAKING it your business.

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An 'out of competition' drug test on an Age Grouper. Obviously someone dobbed him in.

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While it would appear that this guy was doping to increase performace I am sure that a very large number of athletes would potentially fail a drug test. The list of banned subtances is huge and always changing.

 

I think back to Canberra 70.3 last year where I had swimmers ear in the week leading up to the race. So I raced into the docs and got sofradex. This is medication which s farily common for swimmers ear but I have since found out it is on the banned list and I should have obtained a TUE.

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yeah! let the race cheats be, they have a right to cheat if they wish.

It's not as if the results are affected and it shouldn't bother anybody else.

 

Long live the doping omerta :thumbsup:

 

If you break the rules be prepared to accept the consequences (don't forget it was fully intentional).

It's pretty simple and it should matter to others who are doing the right thing.

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So whats he going to do with his holiday house?

 

In addition, Moats recently purchased a home in Kona, enabling him to train onsite three months of the year.

 

Just a little bit obsessive....

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I was verbally informed of this last week whilst spectating at IM Kona but could not find any written documents to back it up. Moats was in Kona last week but not racing.

 

I have raced on courses against Moats many times, different AG but has blatantly drafted off me and many others on many occasions. He is a cheat and has been for many, many years - decades actually.

 

Interesting that the 1 year ban is from WTC races and not USAT races too.

 

 

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Interesting that the 1 year ban is from WTC races and not USAT races too.

 

He should be once the info gets sent out to USADA etc.

Bans are affective with all WADA affiliated signatory sports.

 

So by rights he would/should be banned from USAT races.

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He should be once the info gets sent out to USADA etc.

Bans are affective with all WADA affiliated signatory sports.

 

So by rights he would/should be banned from USAT races.

 

 

Why only 1 year? Did he pass across the details of his supplier? Or other athletes?

 

Why the 9 month wait in announcing it?

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i agree its pathetic; but i do not agree on your lifetime ban opinion.

 

gees. get a life rather than worry about what other people are doing and MAKING it your business.

 

What is your problem? Not that I should have to justify starting this thread, but since you've told me I should get a life, I will, albeit briefly. This guy actually races in my age group 50-54 and I've raced Kona so I would likely race against him next time I go. If this guy is so serious about trying to win that he'll dope at age group level, he's clearly got problems. FFS he bought a house in Kona and spends 3 months a year training there!

Yeah it's only a hobby but I love to train and train effectively and pricks like this guy threaten to spoil the fun, not just for me, but for IM-ers at all levels. Consequently I'm more than happy to out him.

Still got a problem there Louey?

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Must be a mistake. No doping in AG IM surely!?!!

 

Oh God. Please don't tell me it's rife and I've been blind to it!

Very funny guy, Lewis Black, on the Daily Show the other night asking why we all aren't on whatever Lance was on. (16/10/12 starts at around 5 minutes in if you want to download it)

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Must be a mistake. No doping in AG IM surely!?!!

 

YoYo, part of the omerta.

 

Of course there is no doping in IM. If any individual is caught doping, they are fools that are operating on their own without the backing of the teams or the organisers of the sport.

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There are some amazing over 40s triathletes out there. I still reckon 99% of them train and race hard. A bloke in the 50s ran 16.25 for 5k in the aquathlon. The guy in my age swam as fast as Richard Varga who led the olympics triathlon. These guys are just very, very good. I suspect the majority of the very small percentage of athletes that do dope aren't competitive anyway. Much more to it than physiology in our stream of the sport

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He is the guy that wears a mirror on his helmet so he can draft, certainly is a reflection of character. If you search his name in slow twitch he is not well liked, and that was before the drug test.

 

So he's a dentist as well :-)

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A one year ban is like a lifetime ban.

 

He will be tested again. He will be universally hated. And he will be more than likely ostracised by the Tri community.

 

As for the house in Kona...reel it in guys...if he can afford it and he wants to do that, why not? Probably has a good rental/investment value.

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Judging by the ads on American TV every second male over 45 is on testosterone. Or 'T' as the lingo goes. Not condoning in anyway - he shouldn't be racing if on it.

 

Interesting issue in AG tris for ageing athletes - if they get a friendly doc to write a TUE saying they are 'low' on testosterone or whatever are they OK?

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