Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
A video by a young bodybuilder about why he has stopped using steroids has become a minor internet hit, having been viewed almost 10,000 times since being posted on 13 May. In the video (warning – swearing), Elias Egholm admits that he used steroids from August 2016 but has now quit after a regime of injecting testosterone and trenbolone left him with no natural testosterone left in his body.
“From day one, I was not satisfied with my body”, says Egholm in the video. “I hid behind my muscles”. He adds that daily injections of testosterone and trenbolone led to a lack of discipline regarding his diet, a lack of sleep and depression.
Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal (TNA) has sanctioned four athletes for doping, and its national anti-doping...