Re: Re: Athletics still ‘all corrupt’ claims Ben Johnson

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Andrew A.
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Ben Johnson is writing an autobiography? That ought to be interesting.

“I look back and I made some mistakes. I was using steroids, but everyone was in the same level playing field. The person who is clean in this business is the person who doesn't make it.

I know some people who would agree with this and some who would not.

Actually, it is demonstrably false given that we know that – like with altitude or any given training stimuli – individuals will respond in differing levels to different PEDs.  Thus, the playing field cannot be leveled if all are indeed using PEDs as it will be the best responder who comes out ahead and not the best athlete if all were clean.

Need to amend this: Thus, the playing field cannot be leveled if all are indeed using PEDs as it will be the best responder or the one who is willing to take the biggest risks in terms of personal well being and possibly getting caught who comes out ahead and not the best athlete if all were clean.