NPR Story
1:47 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Sniffing Out The Science Behind Sports Doping

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 2:02 pm

How does blood doping boost performance in events like the Tour de France? Do anabolic steroids help the world's fastest man run faster? In his book, Run, Swim, Throw, Cheat , Chris Cooper discusses how these banned drugs work, or don't — and how they are detected.