Cannabis is fueling one of the best runners in America

The testing requirement was not about cannabis, per se. In recent years, there have been a handful of positive tests for blood doping techniques like EPO that have ravaged cycling. That realization has shaken ultrarunning to its core. PED use isn’t just against the rules, it’s against the spirit of the entire endeavor.

On the subject of PEDs, Collins sighs. It’s complicated and then again, it’s not. Testing costs money and there’s not a lot of money in ultra running. Nor is there a governing body. Who’s handling the tests, who’s paying for them, and who, if anyone, is looking out more at