In the last few hours, a video from the National Open Championships in India has gone viral, where something surreal happens in the middle of the 5000 meter race. And it seems to Nobody wants to win the test, and up to 10 of the runners who were supposed to take part in it didn’t even start it for fear of a possible anti-doping control.
According to several local media, there have recently been several cases of doping among athletes in the country, and there are suspicions about the cleanliness of others. Could the surreal 5000 meter race have anything to do with it?
Up to 6 athletes arrive separated by only 0.25 seconds without any sprints to take the victory by passing the corresponding antibody test. Several Indian journalists point out that those classified first are exposed to anti-doping controls, and the participants want to avoid that. A few weeks ago An athlete ran the 100 meter final alone in a championship state because his rivals fled when they were told there would be anti-doping controls at the end of the event.