Megan
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PED DRUG SUSPENSION – Regionals Athlete Responds

Megan Benzik is out for 4 years.

On May 17th, 2018 I was one of the athletes selected to be randomly drug tested before competing at the South Regional. CrossFit contacted me yesterday telling me
what I tested positive for.
. . .
Of all the metabolites found, I consciously made the decision to take 2 of them…vyvanse, which was prescribed to me by a doctor, and anavar, which was not prescribed. The other metabolites found must have come from the anavar being contaminated, which is the risk I took with buying something like anavar. I take full responsibility for my decision to be on both of these drugs. Even though I was prescribed vyvanse, I knew it was not something I should have been taking while competing and I made the not so smart choice to do it anyways.
. . .
I have done a lot of reflecting and I have come to realize that the “Why” behind all of this really doesn’t matter. It will honestly just lead to pointless justifications. Bottom line is that I knew I shouldn’t have been doing it and I chose to do it anyways. I fully accept any consequences that come my way.
. . .
I would like it to be known that NO ONE knew I was taking any of these drugs. With that being said, I apologize if I let anyone down who went out of their way to support me.
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“The beauty of truth; whether it’s good or bad, it is liberating.”- Paul Coelho

Thank you CrossFit.

On May 17th, 2018 I was one of the athletes selected to be randomly drug tested before competing at the South Regional. CrossFit contacted me yesterday telling me what I tested positive for. . . . Of all the metabolites found, I consciously made the decision to take 2 of them…vyvanse, which was prescribed to me by a doctor, and anavar, which was not prescribed. The other metabolites found must have come from the anavar being contaminated, which is the risk I took with buying something like anavar. I take full responsibility for my decision to be on both of these drugs. Even though I was prescribed vyvanse, I knew it was not something I should have been taking while competing and I made the not so smart choice to do it anyways. . . . I have done a lot of reflecting and I have come to realize that the “Why” behind all of this really doesn’t matter. It will honestly just lead to pointless justifications. Bottom line is that I knew I shouldn’t have been doing it and I chose to do it anyways. I fully accept any consequences that come my way. . . . I would like it to be known that NO ONE knew I was taking any of these drugs. With that being said, I apologize if I let anyone down who went out of their way to support me. . . . “The beauty of truth; whether it’s good or bad, it is liberating.”- Paul Coelho Thank you CrossFit.

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