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Mark ClancyMark Clancy Posts: 2
edited July 2007 in Pro race
Just how much do performance enhancing drugs enhance one's performance? Is it 10% more for 10% longer or 1% more for 1% longer or no extra gain in speed but they enable you to keep up your best for longer? Can the effect be quantified?

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,572
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    I have seen figures suggested for EPO would give an improvement in power output at anaerobic threshold in the region of 10-15% - which is obviously very substantial.

    It should be noted that something like EPO does not work on everyone to the same extent - some people are supposed to respond better to it than others - this gives a lie to the "why don't we legalise PEDs and let the athletes take whatever as they'll all be on the same level" argument.
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