Olympic triathlon winner Alistair Brownlee says Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton’ failed drugs tests emphasize the ease with which top-notch athletes can fall foul of contaminated nutritional supplements.
An unaffiliated tribunal has found before consuming nutritional supplements which were contaminated with an anabolic steroid, neither sportsman took enough guidance.
“If a sport nutritional supplement was checked out, and there’s a label on it to say there isn’t pollution, and then there’s a difficulty, then it is not his fault at all,” Brownlee, 26, said.
“It is a really, really hard one as you must be responsible for everything you place into your body but truly in life you simply can not.
“Where do you halt? Can you go out for dinner in anxiety of some type of pollution or not visit a buddy’s for dinner?
“” Brownlee can not just eat energy bars that come from a certified source. Your life can not live like that. It is wrong to live your own life like that.”
Warburton and Williams were located “at fault or negligent” but hadn’t intentionally taken anything comprising the banned materials, said an official national anti-doping report printed on Monday.
Both sportsmen have encouraged other sportsmen not to take nutritional supplements that were athletic, and Brownlee, who won gold at Glasgow and London 2012 2014, believes it’s vital that you take additional attention.
“What you are able to do is be mindful on the high risk things,” Brownlee added.
“For instance, if Brownlee understand an energy addition is created in exactly the same factory as a cough medicine, I understand the possibility of pollution is much, much higher. You’ve got to be more cautious about those and make use of those which are batch-examined.”