Thursday, April 3, 2008

Triathlete Rebekah Keat on her Suspension Due to Contaminated Supplements

After winning Ironman Western Australia in November 2004, Rebekah Keat tested positive for trace amounts of 19-norandrosterone, a urinary metabolite of the banned steroid precursor norandrostenedione - aka nandrolone. Despite an appeal hearing where the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the result was likely due to supplement contamination, Keat was given a two year ban from competition.

To read more of this content at Inside Triathlon, click here.

More coverage is also available from Cycling News, which reports that Keat along with fellow triathlete Mike Vine and cyclist Amber Neben have launched a lawsuit against Hammer Nutrition for "negligence, liability, breach of implied warranty, misrepresentation and violation of business code - alleging that Hammer Nutrition either uses raw materials with banned substances or does not manufacture the products correctly to avoid contamination."

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