Last Updated on December 1, 2011 by Jimson Lee
Below is the audio and video from my radio appearance on ESPN (The Ticket) 1280AM yesterday. Many thanks to Ryan Foran of LivingtheRun.com for having me on the show Wednesday. The co-host is decathlete Paul Terek, a 2004 Olympian and on the USA World Championship team in ’03, ’05, ’07.
Maybe I should title this post “Ergogenic Aids” and not “Ethical Cheating”?
The big question is:
Is it ethical cheating since it’s not on the IAAF banned list of substances?
When you use “logic”, designer drugs like THG aren’t on IAAF banned list of substances!
Is caffeine, which occurs in natural foods, an ergogenic aid? It is actually illegal in high doses in the NCAA.
How about phenylalanines such as Red Bull, Vitalyze, or 5 Hour Energy shots which contain Taurine and/or Tyrosine for better focus and delayed fatigue?
How about baking soda and beta alanine to buffer lactic acid and therefore run longer and stronger in the 400 meters?
How about intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) methods to increase natural EPO (such as altitude tents, chambers, and masks)?
Or even Viagra? Which supposedly has the same effect as nitric oxides which opens up the blood vessels?
Anyways, it was fun to be on the radio show. Here is the video on YouTube. For my segment, Fast Forward to 14:40 which is after the 1st commercial break.
I highly recommend you subscribe to the Living the Run YouTube channel if you don’t get a chance to listen live on ESPN (Wednesday at 6pm Pacific Time)
By the way, we also discuss NBC’s coverage of track and field, and you’ll definitely hear Paul’s point of view!
John Iervolino says
I wish Jimson would have spoken more, Paul totally dominated, what use is a special guest from Rome Italy if he just sits there on camera (and mic) and listens to you guys the whole piece! Bad interview, sorry.
Jimson Lee says
@John, you are absoltuely right, I need my own Track TV show! I also felt it was up to Ryan to mediate and steer the show.
Would have been SO MUCH better if they would have just let you speak more. Especially since you flew out from Rome! You need to get a slot on a better station. One where they give you more time and actually let you talk. I was definitely left wanting more.
Mide Gbenro says
Hi Mr. Lee, my name is Mide and I am begging my journey to Rio in 2016 this weekend. I will be competing in the decathlon starting Dec 1st. I was an exercise physiology major at Ohio University but anyways I wanted to say thanks for the articles! They are so helpful and insightful and are helping me daily!
I think you need your own show aswell!