The World is in shock today after a bloke who has a well documented history of taking performance enhancing drugs ran a bit faster than a bloke who doesn’t.

The bloke who ran a little bit more quickly than the other bloke was banned from running really fast in 2001 for taking amphetamines and again in 2006 after testing positive for testosterone.

He only served a four year ban rather than an eight year ban because he cooperated with the authorities.

The guy off the Virgin ads who didn’t run quite as quickly as the chap who’s been banned for cheating has never been caught with a skinful of tiger adrenaline or rhino hormones.

Many armchair pundits have pointed out that the dude who used to dope himself up with extra testosterone is five years older than the bloke he beat in the running race.

Simon Dickinson, armchair athletics expert told The Herald;

“It’s a bit odd to see a 35 year old bloke who isn’t off his tits on speed and the harvested testosterone of kidnapped Indonesian teenagers run 100m in 9:92 seconds. That’s all I’m saying.”

Whoever said cheats never prosper haven’t heard of Justin Gatlin.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.