Edwin Moses enters race for WADA presidency

July 30, 2013

Edwin Moses, shown in 2010, is a candidate for president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. (Imre Foeldi / EPA)

Edwin Moses, the former Olympic hurdling star, would like very much to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Moses submitted his name last week, according to the International Olympic Committee, and joins two other candidates: IOC vice president Craig Reedie of Britain and former IOC medical director Patrick Schamasch of France. Reedie is considered the favorite to lead WADA, which was created by the IOC in 1999.

The Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles in 1976 and 1984, Moses has been vocal and active in the movement to rid sports of doping as chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The executive board of the IOC will name one candidate to succeed former Australian government minister John Fahey with WADA at a meeting Aug. 9 in Moscow.

Moses, 57, was a dominant hurdler for over 10 years, putting together a 122-race winning streak from 1977-87. He set a world record of 47.02 seconds that stood from 1983 until 1992.

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