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Michael Weiss will continue to be drug tested during his two-year suspension from competition.
In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code, athletes in the WTC Registered Testing Pool (RTP) are subject to out-of-competition testing and are accountable for maintaining accurate “Whereabouts” using the secure online Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). The WTC Anti-Doping Program also includes collection of blood samples in accordance with the WADA Code Athlete Biological Passport Operating Guidelines.
“I called WTC immediately after I was informed about the suspension,” Michael notes. “We discussed my plans to return to professional racing and my wish to remain in the testing pool.”
“Both Michael and the WTC agreed that it was important that, given his intention to return to Ironman competition, he remain in the WTC RTP for the period of his ineligibility,” said Kate Mittelstadt, WTC Director of Anti-Doping. “We will continue to monitor his whereabouts and test him so that there is no lapse in his test history or Athlete Biological Passport.”
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