American pro triathlete Lucas Pozzetta from New Hampshire announced on his Facebook page on December 8th that he has tested positive for banned substance ostarine at in in-competition drug test. Pozzetta, who placed fifth at Ironman Lake Placid this year and eighth at Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, says that after seeking legal counsel and sending supplements he consumed to an independent lab, he was able to prove that traces of the drug came from a salt tablet. Read Pozzetta’s full statement below:
Pozzetta also talks about his positive test in the following episode of Age Grouper of Life podcast:
Pozzetta’s case has yet to be decided by the World Triathlon Corporation, but he says “essentially I am facing a ban from racing even though I can prove a supplement I was taking was contaminated.”
This is not the first case like this in the triathlon this world. Last week, it was announced that Lauren Barnett was suing the supplement company that produced the salt tablet she consumed that contained traces of ostarine as well, and cost her a ban from racing and a title.