Another drug test leads to CrossFit Inc to suspend Ben Garard. He received a 4 year suspension for testing positive for PEDs.
Below is CrossFit Inc. Statement:
“Garard, an individual male competitor, tested positive for GW1516 sulfoxide and GW1516 sulfone, which are metabolites of GW1516, on April 16, 2019, after withdrawing from the Down Under CrossFit Championship. GW1516 is classified as a metabolic modulator. Garard is suspended for four years as of May 17, 2019, and will not be eligible to compete again until May 17, 2023.”
Ben Garard finished in 17th place in Australia in the 2019 Open.
As some of you may remember 2 years ago, Ben’s younger brother tested positive for PEDs and was stripped of his medal and banned for 4 years.