INDIANAPOLIS: Trell Kimmons will replace Mike Rodgers in the 100m on the US team for the athletics World Championships after Rodgers accepted a provisional doping suspension. Kimmons came fourth in the 100m at the US trials in June with a time of 10 seconds. On Monday, Rogers remained on the US roster, even though his doping case was pending. He tested positive for a banned stimulant at an athletics meeting in Italy. Rodgers has said he unwittingly ingested the stimulant in an energy drink, and officials are still examining the details of his case.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2011.