Sometimes, the worst turns out to be only an awful mistake. This is the case for team USA distance runner Fernando Cabada. Cabada’s doping tests were positive in the year 2007. At that time, he participated in World Championships in Osaka in Japan. The United States Doping Agency or briefly USADA claimed that the athlete consumed the disallowed preparation Clenbuterol.
Nonetheless, the recent investigation reconsidered the dietary habits of the sportsmen and provided the evidence that he ingested it while eating contaminated meat. The tests showed that some amounts of this preparation are present in this kind of meat.
Clenbuterol is a famous anabolic agent, which has a great potential. First of all, it is used by bodybuilders. It is utterly helpful in the period of cutting cycle when athletes wish to get rid of fat stores and try to avoid losing muscle mass. Due to such capabilities, it is popular around the globe.
However, it also provides sportsmen with additional amounts of oxygen, which increases their performance and shortens the breaks between the workouts. Consequently, it became very effectual for track and field event athletes as well. Any runner is able to improve his or her results at long distances. Accordingly, this preparation was banned from usage at any official competitions.
The case of Cabada seemed to be serious. However, the tests showed that contaminated meat, which he ate, had in its composition the active substance of Clenbuterol. Therefore, the revision of his case fully justified him. This issue is essential and probably, more athletes will be justified for they were unaware that some of the products they eat may contain banned substances.
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