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Shalane Flanagan: Losing Big Moments to Dopers

A four-time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, and New York City Marathon winner, Shalane Flanagan has had a wildly successful career in track and field and could have even more accolades to her name and priceless moments in her memory…if not for athletes who’ve used performance-enhancing drugs to gain an advantage in sport.

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How to Reduce Your Risk from Supplements

If athletes choose to use supplements despite the known risks, USADA recommends that athletes use only dietary supplements that have been certified by a third-party program that tests for substances prohibited in sport. Based on a recent consensus statement, USADA now recognizes NSF Certified for Sport® as the program best suited for athletes to reduce the risk from supplements.

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Blood Doping and EPO: An Anti-Doping FAQ

Blood doping, which may include the use of erythropoietin (EPO), is among the most well-known methods of doping in sport. Learn more about the prohibited method, as well as the prohibited substance EPO, in this anti-doping FAQ.

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The Role of Science in Anti-Doping

Science plays a crucial role in in the fight for clean sport and USADA’s team of experts play a major role in applying and growing the field of anti-doping science, which brings together toxicology, pharmacology, clinical chemistry, and biological sciences.

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