The UK's best sprinter Dwain Chamber's calls himself a 'walking junkie' in his new book, about to be published. The Seattle Times carries the story:
British sprinter discusses his drug use in autobiography: British sprinter Dwain Chambers says in his autobiography he was a "walking junkie," with so many drugs in his luggage he feared being arrested while going through airport security in Miami.
Chambers, who from 2003 to 2005 served a ban for doping, details his drug use in the book "Race Against Me: My Story," which is to go on sale next week.
The 30-year-old Chambers wrote that in his luggage in Miami "there were enough drugs in there to kill an elephant and I didn't have a clue whether they were legal or not. I was a walking junkie. I had tubes of stuff that were known only to me as 'The Clear' and 'The Cream,' along with a few bottles of EPO and HGH, which were in ice packs, as they needed to be kept cool."
Chambers, the first athlete with connections to BALCO founder Victor Conte to test positive for the previously undetectable steroid THG, says he started using "The Clear" and other drugs after meeting Conte in 2002.
"He said I had the potential to be a gold medalist, he could make me the fastest man in the world," Chambers wrote.
Chambers could well have come up with a more sexy name for his book: "Race Against Me: The Toxic Dump"...except that his drug regimen was likely a common prescription for world class sprinters. Chambers certainly had to compete against other elite sprinters. You wonder about those who beat him, what their PED regimen included. You also wonder how many clean sprinters didn't make it because Chambers doped?