Last week the Russian Athletics Federation took a huge hit with the news that 3 banned athletes competed while on their ban. Subsequent attempts to cover this up only led to further unraveling and more violations coming to light. This specific incident was isolated to race walk but is indicative of the larger problem within Russia. It is now more important than ever for the athletics community to come together and make a stand for clean sport.
So here I am, reaching out to the global athletics community, asking all the athletes, coaches, and fans out there to take a stand for clean sport and speak out against what is going on in Russia (and while you're at it, Kenya, Turkey and any other countries that have no regard for anti-doping standards). United we can make a difference.