U.S. pro sports leagues still trail in drug-testing arms race

Updated: May 23, 2008, 1:59 PM ET
By T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

After filling a glass tube with his blood for the fifteenth time in a week, American decathlete Bryan Clay wondered whether it might be taking a toll.

"That's a lot of blood," Clay says.

Three days of testing during that week in early March, five vials each day. And he volunteered for this.

Clay swears he felt depleted later that week when he competed in the world indoor heptathlon championship in Valencia, Spain, even though he did win the gold. ...

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