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Banned Stimulant Found in Bottle of Dead London Marathoner

Claire Squires died during the last miles of last year’s London Marathon to the shock of many. She was just 30 years old. Now we know that she had a banned stimulant in her water bottle that might have contributed to her death.

Her boyfriend, Simon Van Herrewege, said that Squires started the race carrying a water bottle with a powder called Jack3d. The powder is one of many commercially available powders that contain methylhexanamine, which is commonly known as DMAA. DMAA was initially used as an ingredient in nasal decongestants, but is most often marketed as an energy-boosting stimulant.

Read more HERE at Runner’s World.



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Joshua Holmes has completed 253 marathons/ultramarathons while running 100+ miles 49 including races such as the Badwater 135 (6x), Western States 100, The Last Annual Vol State 500K (3x). He is the founder of Run It Fast, the most driven club on the planet. His favorite races to date are the Vol State 500K, Badwater 135, Barkley Fall Classic, Catalina Eco Marathon, Chimera 100, Across The Years, Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Strolling Jim 40 Miler, Tunnel Hill 100, RUTS, EC100 and the Flying Monkey Marathon in his home state of Tennessee. Follow @bayou Follow @joshuaholmes on Instagram

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