Steroid use among track and field athletes

A Masters track and field athlete has been suspended for two years because of steroid use.

Pennsylvania man S. Craig Shumaker tested positive for the drug at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships in July at Berea, OH. The drug was doctor-prescribed but without a therapeutic use exemption.

Shumaker won the men’s 60 shot put and took second place in the discus. Those results were forfeited Friday, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

In 2008, investigators tracked down Angel Guillermo Heredia, who confessed to being a source of steroids for elite track and field athletes. Four of his clients had been barred from competition.

Heredia reportedly used his family connections in Mexico to obtain the drugs.

That same year, track coach Trevor Graham received a lifetime ban for his role in helping athletes obtain steroids.

He was convicted that May on one count of lying to investigators about his connection to a steroids dealer.

Categories: Track and Field