- May 16, 2012
Thanks, did not read book, but as far I know he didn't mention names. Am I right about that?_nm___ said:hi i've not read the whole thread so i may be saying something way off topic but:
Stefan Matschiner says in his book that all of his kenyan runners were doped and that, either they already had their own provider of doping products before getting under contract with him, or if they didn't, they would ask him for "help" and he would provided them, or they might use a mix of sources to get to their doping products.
so products don't always come from doctors.
and he never really sounds like there might have been an exception among his kenyans, they were all on something. but then again so were a lot of austrians, too.
the book goes from roughly 2003 up to 2008.
but i don't follow athletics so i can't remember any names.
i know Matschiner has collaborated with Seppelt after the former came out of prison. so Matschiner might have been one of the inspirations for this Seppelt documentary.
also, to answer your post, yes, this is flash news before london. Hajo Seppelt does exactly the same before every big event. he whinges about europeans and north americans being tested all year 'round while third world athletes can experiment with whatever they want. basically his message is "don't believe in it if it is somebody from the 3rd world who wins it". and it works unbelievably well, i know a lot of people in germany who believe just that now. this is sad.
last time he did it was just before or just around the big track event in berlin: this time it was a reportagem about the jamaicans.
he is biased, and in his interviews he doesn't even look like he knows a thing about doping, and he just seems to be whinging a lot more than trying to bring serious news, i find him manipulative (but that's my very personal impression), even though there is some truth in what he says
Also those alleged doped Kenyans in his book were 3rd class runners who couldn't get faster even with nukes in their asses
I mean, some no name Austrian manager dude owning top worlds endurance runners and sell them 2nd class dope, come on. Hard to swallow
It is more sound like Matschiner trying to earn money on book for his after jail time.
But yes just month before London.