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Famous performance enhancers(15 images)

Not all athletes make their way to the top by completely legitimate means. With the recent series of accusations against 2011 NL MVP winning outfielder Ryan Braun, and the fourth anniversary of the release of the landmark Mitchell Report on Dec. 13, 2011, take a stroll through cheater's lane.

Milwaukee Brewer and 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun tested positive for a performance enhancing drug in December 2011. Braun faces a 50-game suspension for his offense, but has denied the allegations and claims he intends to fight the ban. Braun was notified of his failed urine test in October, but the news took some time to make its way to the public. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez was also guilty of having used performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez admitted to using steroids in 2009, after having very openly denied it during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on "60 Minutes." The now-trained baseball star confessed he using steroids from 2001 to 2003 while playing for the Texas Rangers due to "an enormous amount of pressure." UPI/Lori Shepler.
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World champion track and field athlete Marion Jones won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but forfeited them all after she admitted in 2007 to having used performance-enhancing drugs. The USA's champion took designer steroids known as "The Cream" and "The Clear," both undetectable at the time. The steroids were provided by Jones' coach who also fed them to her husband, C.J. Hunter, who was banned from participating in the 2000 Summer Olympics after he tested positive to steroids in four pre-Olympic drug tests. (UPI Photo / Grace Chiu)
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In 2010, home run legend Mark McGwire admitted to using steroids for health reasons throughout his career. McGwire came clean when he made the decision to become the St. Louis Cardinals' batting coach and openly apologized to fans, claiming to regret having cheated. He clarified that he used them in the 1989/90 offseason and after he was injured in 1993, but skepticism to these claims remains. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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