Steeplechase Simon Vroemen has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Dianabol (metandienone or methandrostenolone) according to . Vroemen does not know how Dianabol entered his system but he took to treat mononucleosis.
I am always willing to give athletes the benefit of a doubt especially given the. But, the statements Vroemen offers in his defense are weak, misleading and wrong.
Simon Vroemen claims that Dianabol would be “counterproductive” for a middle distance runner because it primarily increases muscle mass without a significant increase in strength; furthermore, Vroeman claims Dianabol remains detectable in doping tests for up to nine months after ingested making it unsuitable for any athlete competing in a drug tested competition [Read more...]