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Disqualified CrossFit Athlete Responds to 4 Year Drugs Ban

The response to the ban.

Loehner was one of two high level CrossFit Athletes that recently received 4 year bans from CrossFit.

“Loehner, a member of Invictus X, also tested positive for metabolites of Oral Turinabol, on April 14, 2019. Invictus X finished first overall at the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, but the invitation to the CrossFit Games was withheld and no Games team roster was submitted, pending the completion of the appeals process for this case. Team members in compliance with the Drug Policy are eligible to compete in future competitions.

Loehner’s appeals process is now complete, and she is suspended for four years as of April 14, 2019. She will not be eligible until April 14, 2023.

Loehner’s placement in the top 20 in the Open has been invalidated. The qualifying spot will pass to the next eligible athlete.” CrossFit

She responed to her ban by posting the following message on instagram:

“The appeals process is over and a decision on my length of ban has been made. While it’s not what I wanted or expected, it is out of my control and I must accept it. Fortunately, for my own sanity, I was able to identify the supplement that I was taking at the time I was tested that contained the substance (a metabolite of oral turinabol).

This by no means makes it acceptable and I take on full responsibility for everything that goes into my body, but it at least alleviates some of the pain and anxiety through this whole process of hurting both myself and others. This was not any supplement that I had been taking from Swolverine, but rather a preworkout that I chose to take. ⁣

I appreciate those who have supported and loved me through this process, and I cast no hate or judgment to those who have not. I will not let this moment in my life define me as a person. I am confident that these feelings of hurt, loss, anger, resentment, and everything else are only temporary.

If anything it has helped me realize that I am capable of so much more and can continue to be successful in my journey. I don’t know what that looks like or what that means right now but I will never quit. With that, I will hold my head high and seize every future opportunity that crosses my path 🖤”

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The appeals process is over and a decision on my length of ban has been made. While it’s not what I wanted or expected, it is out of my control and I must accept it. Fortunately, for my own sanity, I was able to identify the supplement that I was taking at the time I was tested that contained the substance (a metabolite of oral turinabol). This by no means makes it acceptable and I take on full responsibility for everything that goes into my body, but it at least alleviates some of the pain and anxiety through this whole process of hurting both myself and others. This was not any supplement that I had been taking from Swolverine, but rather a preworkout that I chose to take. ⁣ ⁣ I appreciate those who have supported and loved me through this process, and I cast no hate or judgment to those who have not. I will not let this moment in my life define me as a person. I am confident that these feelings of hurt, loss, anger, resentment, and everything else are only temporary. If anything it has helped me realize that I am capable of so much more and can continue to be successful in my journey. I don’t know what that looks like or what that means right now but I will never quit. With that, I will hold my head high and seize every future opportunity that crosses my path. 🖤

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