Colin Bailey

Why I Took the Pledge

Photo: Ron Heerkens Jr. – The Ascend Collective
Photo: Ron Heerkens Jr. – The Ascend Collective

No matter if you’re in the front, middle, or back of the pack. Whether you’re fighting for first place, top 10, under 50th, 100th, 150th, or whatever, we all have goals. It means something to each and every one, and we work hard for it. We train hard for it. We don’t take shortcuts.
Someone who dopes, cheats, and by cheating shows disrespect to us and our training. It’s not intentionally a personal attack, but when they stand next to us in a race that is exactly what it is. There is no room for it in any aspect of our lives.