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Texas Runner Eyes Olympic Gold As Doping Scandals Increase

Leonel Manzano (left) runs the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk with steeplechase hopeful Matt Cleaver. (Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT)
Leonel Manzano (left) runs the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk with steeplechase hopeful Matt Cleaver. (Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / KUT)

A Russian men’s rowing team was banned from the Rio Olympics yesterday, after one of its members tested positive for drug use. It’s just one of a growing number of doping scandals in advance of the August Olympics in Rio.

But one runner from Texas isn’t worried about things out of his control. He’s just trying to get back on the medal stand. Jimmy Maas of Here & Now contributor KUT in Austin reports.

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Jimmy Maas, producer for KUT in Austin, Texas. He tweets  @maasdinero.

 

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