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"I'm sad to end my career like this, but I'm glad I made the decision to confront the reality of things, tell the truth. I have decided that I won't appeal because I know my guilt. I could have tried to move on, look for external causes, but why? I've decided to face the truth, because life goes on and I continue to be open and honest."
Regarding her peer group, she showed sorrow and asked for "forgiveness from all the people who I've cheated, especially those people who have always believed in me. My sponsors, institutions, all athletes, amateur and professionals. I know my act of weakness has been great but it comforts me to think that there are many people that despite the action that I made, the first victim I am myself, forgive me. I'm here to stand up and apologize. Throughout my career I have spent hundreds of controls and has always been clear that I played fair. Now, at the end of my career, I have fallen in the worst mistake in which an athlete can fall."
Berasategui Luna dealt long term during her career with lower leg and feet issues. Berasategui Luna is one of the few pros in triathlon, that is not taking every possible legal action against a positive A-sample. The last notable name, who admitted right on her positive testing was Nina Kraft from Germany, who cheated during Ironman Hawaii 2004.