Did Florence Griffith-Joyner run clean?

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  1. dennilfloss

    dennilfloss Past Lifer<br>1957-2014<br>In Memoriam

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    Her untimely death and performance progression still fan the flames of doubt in the minds of many. What is your opinion?

    Here's the Seoul 100m women final:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRqUVkQyIQ

    A Wikipedia article.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Griffith_Joyner

     
  2. Don Vito Corleone

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    IMO she was more than likely using steroids.
     
  3. dennilfloss

    dennilfloss Past Lifer<br>1957-2014<br>In Memoriam

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    I tend towards this line of thought also.
     
  4. CTrain

    CTrain Diamond Member

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    No doubt she was.
     
  5. MmmSkyscraper

    MmmSkyscraper Diamond Member

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    These days it'd be quicker to make a list of who isn't using drugs than who is.
     
  6. Vette73

    Vette73 Lifer

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    Sad but true.

    At least they, roids users, all have their stories straight when they get caught. I was told/though it was flaxseed oil... :roll:
     
  7. silverpig

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    That's the thing with the men's 100m in '88 as well with Ben Johnson. He easily won that race, then got stripped of the gold for using steroids. Years later he said something like: "Yeah, I used steroids for that race, but then again so did everyone else. I was the only one caught."
     
  8. dennilfloss

    dennilfloss Past Lifer<br>1957-2014<br>In Memoriam

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    The 1988 100m men's final is considered the 'dirtiest' race ever by some.
     
  9. Pabster

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    She was using, not a doubt in my mind.
     
  10. dug777

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    Marion Jones?

    What an effort at Sydney :roll:
     
  11. GagHalfrunt

    GagHalfrunt Lifer

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    No question she was juiced.
     
  12. DigDug

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    they all do
     
  13. Dean

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    I think she was juiced. I think most in Track and Field at the Olympic level do. If it was not for the Juice, the < 10 Second 100 Meter mark would still seem like an impossible benchmark.
     
  14. Gibsons

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    I think so.
     
  15. meltdown75

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    The last time she ran clean was in grade 8.
     
  16. Phokus

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    i think these days you should just assume all sprinters and cyclists are doping.
     
  17. AnyMal

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    One thing's for sure: we'll never know.
     
  18. classy

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    I laugh when ever people bring up professional athletes and drugs. You would be hard pressed to find any athlete from any sport except golf maybe where at one point or time they didn't take some questionable supplement or drug to improve their performance. Back in the the early days stimulants were used and steroids became drugs of use since the 40's and 50's. They have all done it. As a matter of fact some the greatest players in many respective sports used some type of drugs. Hell Mike Schimdt, probably the best 3rd baseman of all time used stimulants. But back then they weren't banned and also back then there was no testing. The pounding professional athletes take is beyond what is normal. It is stupid of people to think they don't need the help of science to help them. Steroids are not going to take a nobody and make them Barry Bonds. They haven't made a drug like that yet. And when they do parents will feed it to their children like candy.
     
  19. GagHalfrunt

    GagHalfrunt Lifer

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    I think when the truth comes out about golf that's going to surprise a lot of people too. Supposedly beta blockers have been very popular in the upper levels of golf for a long time.

     
  20. daveymark

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    golf isn't a real sport, so no one cares
     
  21. tomywishbone

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    Q: Was Flo-Jo clean?

    A: No.
     
  22. Slew Foot

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    How the heck do beta blockers help your golf performance? On the other hand, anyone notice that Tiger Woods looks freaking buff?
     
  23. BUTCH1

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    I was on beta-blockers for awhile (hypertension), I didn't notice any improvement
    in my golf at all. sucked then, suck now..
     
  24. JackBurton

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    Wow, I can't believe you brought that up. I thought I was the only one that remembered that race. I remember noticing him (Ben Johnson) at the starting line and saying to myself "man, that guy is huge! No way does he have a shot at winning the race. He's too heavy." Then he proceeded to pwn the fastest man in the world (Carl Lewis). I remember it like it was yesterday. Ben was rumored to be doing reps on squats with 600lbs. Crazy! I don't know many weight lifters (personally) that could do 600lbs reps on squats, let alone a sprinter.
     
  25. JohnOfSheffield

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    Take the worst performer in any performance sport and feed him Masteron, Deca and maybe something more exotic such as Parabolan and you'll build yourself a performer beyond what any man can do without that, of course he will have to train hard, that is what the steroids do, they allow you to train more often and harder.

    I don't really care or know anything about baseball though so your ramblings regarding that which i suppose was to fool the reader that you knew anything about steroids, are not things i am going to spend time arguing about.