Published On: Sat, Aug 27th, 2016

Why some Paralympic athletes are self-harming to get an edge


It’s official: Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games over allegations of steroid use. But some Paralympians are experimenting with another kind of performance enhancement. It’s called “boosting,” and it’s dangerous. Quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky tells Brent about the dangerous tactic and why he still boosts in spite of the risks.

CBC | Sports News

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