QCM Statement Regarding Doping Violations

"The Quad Cities Marathon is disappointed to learn of the doping violation, issued from Athletics Kenya, by former winner Jynocel Basweti.  Basweti won our event in 2006, 2008, and 2011. At this time, we do not have knowledge of any doping activities during this period. The QCM is a strong mid-sized event that has built our foundation on competitive racers, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. Our board of directors, race committee, and sponsors cherish these hallmarks that have built our foundation. Doping and cheating directly violates and infringes on the spirit of our event. We plan to review processes for our 2013 event in compliance with USATFrules and standard practices for drug testing and will release additional information in the future."

Joe Moreno, QC Marathon, Race Director