At first I thought it was a misprint or error. Chryste Gaines ran 11.23 in the 100 at the meet last Saturday in Clermont, Florida?
But the real news is that the 37-year-old runner is back to the sport to regain her name and career.
Gaines is trying to repair damage from her association with the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO). You may recall that Kelli White admitted to U.S. Anti-Doping Association officials that she had used several banned substances, mainly undetectable steroids such as “the clear” or THG. White then fingered Gaines as a drug user and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) utilized the testimony of White to eventually ban Gaines from the sport two years. Gaines maintained her innocence throughout that entire ordeal.
Chryste is a determined individual who is slated to take the track in Eugene in order to attempt to make another Olympic Team. The world will get to see her compete for yet another spot on a U.S. Olympic relay team.
By Jay Hicks.