Games Qualifier Alanna Fisk Colón Fails Drug Test
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.