The Marion Jones Tragedy


This is a real tragedy because this is young lady who squandered her talent. I remember when I first saw her run as a young high school student at Rio Mesa high school in California. What a talent! Maybe our first clue to future behavior was when she transferred from Rio Mesa to Thousand Oaks High school for her senior year. She had a great coach at Rio Mesa who had her best interests in mind, but no they wanted more. The rest is history. If there was ever anyone who would never artificial enhancement it was her. Why someone with that gift of super talent would cheat is beyond me. It is a sad day for sport. I do not find much positive in this whole sordid affair. The cheaters are getting more sophisticated by the day. I point out again that to my knowledge there was not ONE POSITIVE TEST at the recently completed Osaka world championships in track and field. Statistically that is virtually impossibility. The outlaws are ahead of the law.As the monetary stakes have risen the temptation to cheat is even greater.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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