19 Jun '12, 8pm

The winner of this year's Comrades Marathon failed a drug test and could lose his title:

The winner of this year's Comrades Marathon failed a drug test and could lose his title:

By Scott Douglas This year's Comrades winner has tested positive for a banned stimulant. The winner of this year's Comrades Road Race has tested positive for a banned stimulant and could lose his title. Ludwick Mamabolo was the first South African winner at the storied Comrades ultra in seven years when he triumphed there on June 3. Today the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport confirmed that Mamabolo tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine. If found guilty of doping, the 35-year-old Mamabolo will get a two-year ban from competition and will be stripped of his title. According to exercise scientists Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas, who blog at The Science of Sport, methylhexanamine was developed as an ingredient in nasal decongestants . Once it was placed on the banned substance list in 2009, prominent athletes in many sports, including Jamaican sp...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/06/19/comrades-winner-f...

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