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Why some Paralympic athletes are self-harming to get an edge

Friday, August 26th, 2016
BRITAIN PARALYMPIC WORLD CUP

It's official: Russian athletes have been banned from the 2016 Paralympic Games over allegations of steroid use. But some Paralympians are experimenting with another kind of performance enhancement. It's called "boosting," and it's dangerous. Quadriplegic rock climber Brad Zdanivsky tells Brent about the dangerous tactic and why he still boosts in spite of the risks.