Angermund, a world short-course trail running champion from Norway, has been embroiled in controversy after testing positive for the banned substance chlorthalidone. The 37-year-old athlete won the 55km OCC event at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc for the second time last year, but now his accomplishments have been overshadowed by doping allegations.
Angermund has always maintained that he is innocent and is determined to prove his innocence. Despite the test results, he insists that he has never used any medications or supplements, nor has he ever taken or misused drugs. In a statement posted on social media, Angermund expressed his shock and disbelief at the test results and emphasized the toll that this ordeal has taken on his mental and emotional well-being.
The implications of the positive test have had a profound impact on Angermund’s career and reputation. He has expressed deep sadness and sorrow at the potential loss of his career and called for caution and kindness from those who choose to believe in him or not. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that can be used to reduce body weight or as a masking agent, which raises questions about why Angermund would use such a substance if he was clean.
As Angermund continues to fight to clear his name, the future of his career remains uncertain. His participation in future events hangs in the balance while he awaits suspension and investigation. However, with determination and resilience, Angermund may be able to overcome this obstacle and continue to compete at the highest level of trail running.