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Distance running doesn't have nearly as pervasive a doping problem as cycling

Updated: January 26, 2013, 6:42 PM ET
By Peter Vigneron | Competitor.com

Five guys ran under 2:05 at the Dubai Marathon on Friday, the most ever in a single race. Naturally, on Letsrun and elsewhere, folks have started wondering whether the times were legitimate.

As Bicycling editor-in-chief (and former Runner's World staffer) Peter Flax noted, until a couple years ago, only three men in history had broken 2:05, and Flax tweeted that it reminds him of another era in pro sports, namely, the dark, dirty days of cycling, when riders pretty much needed a pharmacy ...

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