Circuit Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Drug Testing at Its
Pre-Competition Drug Testing and
Race-Day Testing at All Five PRRO Circuit Events
D.C. - (February 17, 2016) - This month marks the
10-year anniversary of the PRRO Circuit's
commitment to a zero-tolerance drug policy. As part of
the leading road race series' policy, the United
States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will conduct
pre-competition drug testing in addition to race day
testing at all five PRRO events.
Circuit races have led the way in promoting a clean
sport by conducting drug testing at all our events for
the past decade. It's something that sets us apart from
other road races. We're dedicated to the development of
elite runners by providing significant prize money,
world class competition and a clean sport
environment," said Don Kardong,
PRRO Circuit, a long-time pioneer and champion of a
clean sport, has been conducting drug testing at events
since 2006. During the 2014-15 season, USADA conducted
more than 50 in-competition tests and an undisclosed
number of pre-competition tests.
Circuit events also do not provide either travel or
lodging to athletes who have had a major drug
suspension, even after they are eligible to compete
PRRO Circuit offers world class competition at 5
prestigious road race events shorter than the marathon
distance, with $400,000 in prize money and bonuses. The
newly added EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler
kicked off the 2015-16 series on Sunday, Oct. 25, and
the World's Best 10K on Sunday, Feb. 28
opens the 2016 racing season.
Pittsburgh 10 Miler,
Oct. 25, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
$26,200 in prize money. Elite athlete contact: Ryan
Hogan, (412) 586-7785, email@example.com.
2015 Men's winner: Tyler Pennel, USA, 46:50,
course record, and Women's winner: Buze Diriba,
Ethiopia, 52:55, course record
Feb. 28, 2016,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
More than $120,000 in prize money and bonuses. Elite
athlete contact: Rafael Acosta, (787) 767-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Men's winner: Sammy Kirop Kitwara, Kenya,
28:51 and Women's winner: Belaynesh Oljira,
Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile,
April 3, 2016, Washington, DC.
$70,000 in prize money and bonuses. Elite athlete
contact: Bill Orr, (863) 533-0654, email@example.com.
2015 Men's winner: Stephen Sambu, Kenya, 43:20
and Women's winner: Mary Wacera, Kenya, 48:35
Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K,
May 1, 2016,
$81,000 in prize money. Elite athlete contact:
Jon Neill, (509) 747-0101,
firstname.lastname@example.org. 2015 Men's winner: Lani
Rutto, Kenya, 34:22 and Women's winner: Cynthia
Limo, Kenya, 39:27
The PRRO Championship, July 10, 2016,
$63,600 in prize money. Elite athlete contact: Dick
Mattia, 315-732-1949, email@example.com.
2015 Men's winner: Eliud Ngetich, Kenya, 43:31
and Women's winner: Mary Wacera, Kenya, 48.49
for more information, including how to join the PRRO