Building the world’s fastest man

A remarkable story in The Mercury News, about how the American company Balco allegedly enhanced the speed of sprinter Tim Montgomery with aid of a drug called “clear”.

One of Montgomery’s nicknames is Tiny Tim. Then 5-foot-9, 148 pounds and ranked No. 8 in the world, Montgomery had trouble competing against sprinters who were built like locomotives.

But the transformation in Montgomery was immediate. Conte’s nutrition plan helped him gain about 28 pounds, and Sarcev’s program led to an 80-pound increase on the bench press over an eight-week period. Montgomery began ingesting a complex nutritional program filled with legal supplements, including ZMA, a zinc-magnesium combination. He also is alleged to have used THG, according to an IRS agent’s memorandum.


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