Select athletes with zero doping violations to be the faces of USA Track and Field.

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Chris Shane
5 years ago
It's the right thing to do.

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Shawn Schmid
5 years ago
I respect athletes who commit to anti-doping, even when no one is looking, for the duration of their participation in college sports, and in many cases these athletes are clean competitors for their entire lives. There should be two separate sports! Call it The Lance Armstrong, and the Clean Competitors Divisions.

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Joel Bridegum
5 years ago
I have been a runner and track and field fan for 40 years (I just turned 50). I have also coached High School track and x-country to several state championships.
I am embarrassed, discouraged and angered at the state of elite athletics.
I no longer proudly boast to friends that I am the rare "track nut", because the hypocrisy and corruption, with different testing standards or no testing at all equating to results that from a statistical standpoint are nearly impossible to be taken seriously. For example, that a nation with a total population roughly equal to Chicago products 10 of the top 15-20 men and women sprinters in the world. Laughable right? No, not believable and undermining to any credibility for the sport. Please help fix our sport by following this petition.

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Irving Quintero
5 years ago
This is an excellent organization, athletic program, and varsity team.

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Amanda Rossmeier
5 years ago
Play it right!

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Ilsa (Iman) Paulson (Amatullah)
5 years ago
I am a former elite runner, and the 2009 USA Women's Marathon Champion. In my rather short career, I was constantly drug tested to the point of it being ridiculous (like coming all the way from Colorado Spings to my family and I in Hawaii at 9 P.M.! Everytime, I was clean. However, I suspect that many people I competed against doped, and some have been revealed. I learned in my short career, that it was all about who you knew, who your coach was, who your sponsor was, etc. Basically, it was about whether or not you had connections the right people in places of authority or influence. Sport - and life for that matter - is all about being the best YOU can be, to realize your God-given potential - not about prostituting oneself to before the alter of success at ALL COSTS! USATF needs to set a good example, especially for our young runners, that honesty matters, and success at the expense of truthfulness is not acceptable.

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Gary Morgan
5 years ago
Clean Athletes should be the Faces of sports.

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Jay Thatcher
5 years ago
I don't want the organization to which I belong and for which I officiate and enforce meet competition rules to ignore other rules when honoring athletes.

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Rebecca Gellner
5 years ago
Cheaters shouldn't be role models for our youth!

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Gina Bartolacci
5 years ago
I'm going to sign today because I believe our sport can be better and although I am not a professional runner, I have big goals for myself.