Saturday, May 27, 2017, 12:13 PM CST – China

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SHOCKING

Chinese author Zhao Yu has sparked controversy with an expose claiming that Ma Junren, a former coach of the women’s marathon team of Liaoning Province, has allegedly forced his athletes to take amphetamines for years. Given the team’s remarkable successes in domestic and international competitions in the 1990s, the revelations have led to a crisis in confidence in the celebrated coach formerly lauded for his “unique” training style and “nourishment” of talent. Zhao disclosed that he actually knew about Ma’s secret methods as early as 1995, but had his work censored by his publisher due to the success of Ma’s team being viewed as a point of national pride. 

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