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Games Qualifier Alanna Fisk Colón Fails Drug Test

March 13, 2020 by
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In an Instagram post on Thursday, Alanna Fisk Colón announced that she had been informed she tested positive for two metabolites of two different oral substances resulting in a positive drug test. The findings came from a test that was administered to her while she competed at the 2020 Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival three weeks ago.

Colón stated in her post that she unknowingly took any banned substances and has appealed the findings of her results to CrossFit Headquarters. CrossFit HQ has not officially announced Colón’s positive test results.

One big thing: Colón is the second 2020 CrossFit Games qualifier that has tested positive for banned substances this season. Greek national champion Lefteris Theofanidis breached CrossFit’s drug policy after failing an in-competition test at the Dubai CrossFit Championship.

  • Colón’s positive test brings the total number of athletes that have tested positive at a Sanctional to eight since last season. Six athletes tested positive during the 2019 season.
  • Colón, a four-time Regional competitor, qualified for her first Games appearance after finishing 21st in this year’s CrossFit Open. She finished eighth at Wodapalooza accumulating $4,020 in prize money which included $2,020 for an event win.
  • Rachel Garibay is next in line to receive an invitation to the Games through the backfill process if Colón’s appeal is denied by CrossFit HQ. Garibay finished tied for 40th place in the Open with Alexis Johnson.
  • Colón also received an invitation to compete at the Rogue Invitational in February after finishing fourth in their online qualifier.
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[Post 1/3] CrossFit Community. I want all of the humans that stood by and offered up their support over the years up until today to know that I appreciate each and every one of you, and I hope I have inspired at least one soul out there to be a greater human in some way. Today it is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce an adverse finding at my drug test at wza. I tested positive for two metabolites of two different oral substances. Of course i was completely shocked at this finding, and devastated at what this might mean for the immediate future. I would never knowingly ingest any banned substance while competing alongside my peers,as this goes against everything I stand for. – My team and I are currently working with CrossFit, testing samples, compiling and investigating all supplements I was taking before returning to competition and during. It’s amazing to me that I used to scoff at athletes with sob stories about this sort of thing, and now here we are. I can’t believe it. – I am hoping that some truth is revealed that I didn’t knowingly dope up during the Open and WZA; but if not, I will agree with whatever findings and rulings are handed to me post-investigation/appeal. Whether I knew or not has little impact on the bare truth: it was in my system.And that’s not fair; it’s not fair to me or my mind, it’s not fair to the data I and my coaches have collected;it’s not fair to my friends and fellow athletes who I competed alongside.All in all it wasn’t fair or in alignment with who I choose to embody for me to have participated in either the Open or WZA.And therefore, competing in that state-whether intentionally or unintentionally doesn’t matter-is still not fair.And for that, yes, I am from the bottom of my heart, so so SO sorry.Had I known these facts prior to competition I would not have even had the thought in my mind to step foot on that floor.But I didn’t know, and I did step foot onto the floor.Now I pay the price for that, along with many people who dedicated their time,energy and love to my cause. Somewhere along the line,I made a mistake.These findings didn’t just appear out of no where. And i wholeheartedly accept responsibility.

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