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No one at any time in history has accused Americans of not being brash. Sometimes the audacious behavior boldly pokes fun at fellow Americans for good. For example, world champion sprinter Noah Lyles asked the NBA league champions to come clean on declaring the NBA winners “world champions.” He is correct, they are not. And now Team USA — made up primarily of NBA players — lost to Team Germany in the real world championships, the FIBA World Cup — ouch.

Craig Engels

Craig Engels, the American 1500-metre specialist, a 29-year-old mustachioed, mullet-wearing North Carolina native called out his fellow athletes. He challenged them to display their United States Anti-Doping (USADA) homepage. The page is private. Athletes can log in to view their own anti-doping history, list of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and record of tests.

Engles explains that he requested from USADA permission to display his homepage. Engles then challenged athletes to display theirs. He declared that he has no missed tests and no TUEs in his running history.

Engles is the 2019 USATF national indoor and outdoor champion in the 1500m event. In May 2021 at Griswold Stadium in Portland, OR he clocked his personal best of 3:33.64, which stands today.

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