As mentioned in the IUTA rules the IUTA adheres to the rules, regulations and policies of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). If there is a conflict between WADA rules and IUTA rules, IUTA rules supersedes. It is the responsibility of each participant of IUTA sanctioned races to comply with the applicable anti-doping WADA rules, regulations and policies.
- all participants at our races are subject to testing
- many medicines available for conditions such as asthma or a cold may contain banned substances. Please ask your doctor if a used medicine can lead to a positive doping test and check WADA's list of prohibited substances.
- dietary supplements can contain banned substances. Please read the article below.
- WADA’s article 2.1.1 states: "It is the Athletes’ personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited Substance enters their bodies. Athletes are responsible for any Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers found to be present in their Samples. Accordingly, it is not necessary that intent, Fault, Negligence or knowing Use on the Athlete’s part be demonstrated in order to establish an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1"
To race clean ...
- inform your doctor that as an active athlete you are subject to anti-doping rules.
- check all substances, supplements, medications and treatment methods against the WADA Prohibited List, even if you've used it before.
- check all supplements against contaminations. The links below can help you.