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Ep 250 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 2)

January 20, 2021 Jody Raynsford & David Hellard Episode 250
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Ep 250 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 2)
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Ep 250 - Russian doping whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov (Part 2)
Jan 20, 2021 Episode 250
Jody Raynsford & David Hellard

Here's Part 2 of the two-part interview with Yuliya Stepanova and Vitaly Stepanov. If you've not listened to Part 1, head back to episode 249 for the first half of the interview.

Yuliya is a middle-distance runner who competed for Russia at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She became an informant for WADA. Vitaly worked for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Together they exposed the full extent of the state-sponsored doping programme that eventually led to Russia's exclusion at the Olympics and their fleeing to the US to avoid repercussions.

With the Russian ban recently lifted by CAS, the issue of doping is again back in the picture. That's why Jody and David spoke with Yuliya and Vitaly about how they went from being a part of the system to attempting to bring it down, the effect it has had on their life and what their plans are for the future.

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Show Notes

Here's Part 2 of the two-part interview with Yuliya Stepanova and Vitaly Stepanov. If you've not listened to Part 1, head back to episode 249 for the first half of the interview.

Yuliya is a middle-distance runner who competed for Russia at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She became an informant for WADA. Vitaly worked for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. Together they exposed the full extent of the state-sponsored doping programme that eventually led to Russia's exclusion at the Olympics and their fleeing to the US to avoid repercussions.

With the Russian ban recently lifted by CAS, the issue of doping is again back in the picture. That's why Jody and David spoke with Yuliya and Vitaly about how they went from being a part of the system to attempting to bring it down, the effect it has had on their life and what their plans are for the future.

Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.

Join the conversation! Suggest future guests, wallow in your malaise or offer your unsolicited opinion on running issues or anything else over at the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning

Send us your feedback and comments at letters@badboyrunning.com.

Join the Bad Boy Running Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badboyrunning

Visit the Bad Boy Running store for merchandise: https://store.badboyrunning.com

Join the Bad Boy Running Club here: https://club.badboyrunning.com

Follow Bad Boy Running on social media: 

Website: https://www.badboyrunning.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadBoyRunning

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