Improper use of OTC medication by recreational and age group athletes

So we all think that the use of performance enhancing drugs is just confined to elite athletes? This is just not true, and high percentages of athletes are commonly using over the counter (OTC) medication to improve their performance. According to Waterbrook, (2009), “30-50% of participants in Ironman races and marathons are reported to take NSAIDs.” This is a staggering number considering the risks, and it is apparent that many age group athletes either are not aware or ignore the fact that OTC’s are drugs, perhaps because they are not provided by prescription? So what is my opinion on this? Well, as a professional triathlete in the 1990’s, I was tested numerous times, so made myself fully