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I have had low testosterone for a time. About 2 weeks ago, my doctor prescribed androgel for me because my levels had gotten low enough that this seemed like a necessary step. Assuming I stay free from injury (I am prone to suffering it band syndrome), what implications does this mean for athletic competitions. In particular, I am interested in road races. If I as a Master's runner were to win a race, what are the implications? Would I / could I be DQed for the prescription testosterone. If someone gives examples from related sports like triathlons or cycling that would be helpful too if you cannot give an answer for road races.

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I believe you would be DQ'd if you were to use it. Looking at this thread, though they don't mention Androgel specifically, it looks like this is a standing problem:

The USATF rules on doping can be found here:

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Love the discussion from the first link. Yeah I guess it is a damned if you do damned if you do not for some athletes – demongolem Sep 26 '11 at 17:35

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