Kathy Jager denies taking PEDs, vows to return to track in 2 yearsIn a series of responses, Kathy Jager emailed yesterday: вЂњI have never nor will I take medication for the purpose of performance enhancing. I train hard, but take pride in my honestly earned accomplishments.вЂќ So she says sheвЂ™ll return in 2013. She made a similar comeback in 2001 after her first two-year suspension. In one note, Kathy said: вЂњI did want to point out a link to a medical condition called lipodystrophy which I have and which explains my physical body uniqueness. There are some good articles which some of your opinionated writers should read before being so judgmental about why I appear so muscular. There are some good pictures that illustrate characteristics of my body. Some of these comments were very hurtful to me. I appreciate everyoneвЂ™s prayers and support as I deal with my health and personal issues and being open-minded.вЂќ
Kathy also wrote:
The medication my doctor prescribed during my banned two years (1999-2001) was not on the prohibited list, and when I was tested numerous times by the USADA I obviously would not have been reinstated had I tested positive. Based on this information, I have not requested a TUE. вЂ¦ Anyone interested in my condition lipodystrophy can Google it and see pictures and description of why I have no body fat and look more muscular. I take my health seriously, especially since my stint placement and extreme hypertension. I would never compromise this by using anything harmful or illegal. I plan to continue training and return to the sport I love when allowed.
Here’s a video about Kathy’s condition: