With simply days to go till the Olympic monitor and area trials, Shelby Houlihan—who holds the U.S. report within the 1,500 and 5,000 meter races—revealed she’s been banned from competing for 4 years following a constructive steroid check end result.
In a message to her Instagram followers on June 14, the 28-year-old runner maintained that the constructive check got here from consuming a burrito in December that contained pig organ meat, which she stated is thought to have excessive quantities of nandrolone (an anabolic steroid). The Olympic athlete additionally famous that she obtained the outcomes of her check in January and needed to “google what she examined constructive for.”
“I had by no means even heard of nandrolone,” she wrote. “I’ve since realized that it has lengthy been understood by WADA (World Anti-Doping Company) that consuming pork can result in a false constructive for nandrolone, since sure sorts of pigs produce it naturally in excessive quantities. Pig organ meat has the very best ranges of nandrolone.”