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U.S. Ultrarunning and Track & Field Athlete Addie Bracy Accepts Public Warning

An empty track on a blue sky day.USADA announced today that Addie Bracy, 36, of Denver, Colorado, an athlete in the sport of ultrarunning and track and field, has accepted a public warning for her receipt of an intravenous infusion greater than 100 mL per 12-hour period on April 26, 2023. Bracy declared the prohibited infusion during an out-of-competition sample collection conducted in connection with the Canyons Endurance Runs. USADA was contracted by event organizers to conduct testing and results management for the ultrarunning event.

After a thorough investigation, USADA determined that Bracy received the infusion at an “IV Bar” at the recommendation of a medical professional to address dehydration and other medical issues; however, she did not meet the criteria for a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Although no prohibited substances were administered, the treatment constituted a violation because it was over the permitted volume threshold and was not received during a hospital treatment, surgical procedure, or clinical diagnostic investigation.

Because Bracy’s violation occurred out of competition, there are no competitive results to disqualify.

In an effort to aid athletes, as well as support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on its website on the testing process and prohibited substances, how to file and update athlete Whereabouts, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements, as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs.

In addition, USADA manages a drug reference hotline, Global Drug Reference Online (www.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions with National Governing Bodies and their athletes, and distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as a supplement guide, a nutrition guide, a clean sport handbook, and periodic alerts and advisories.

USADA makes available a number of ways to report the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs in sport in an effort to protect clean athletes and promote clean competition. Any tip can be reported using the USADA Play Clean Tip Center, by text at 87232 (“USADA”), by email at playclean@USADA.org, by phone at 1-877-Play Clean (1-877-752-9253) or by mail.

USADA is responsible for the testing and results management process for athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and is equally dedicated to preserving the integrity of sport through research initiatives and educational programs.

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