Sam Robinson

Why I took the Pledge

Photo Credit: Berkeley Half Marathon
Photo Credit: Berkeley Half Marathon

We need to create a racing culture committed to fair and clean sport. In the absence of organizing bodies capable of enforcing doping offenses across a variety of disciplines, and faced with the logistical difficulties of testing in the nascent sport of trail running, we must create clear lines of acceptable behavior for all athletes. The importance of this is not only to encourage fairness for current runners, but also to maintain the legitimacy of the sport for future generations of athletes.