29 Apr '14, 6pm

Three-time #ChicagoMarathon champ Liliya Shobukhova has been given a 2-year ban for doping:

Three-time #ChicagoMarathon champ Liliya Shobukhova has been given a 2-year ban for doping:

Three-time Chicago Marathon champion Liliya Shobukhova has been given a two-year competitive ban by the Russian Athletics Federation for doping, Insidethegames.biz and other websites are reporting. Shobukhova was banned “for abnormal hematological curves” in her biological passport, which detects fluctuations in blood chemistry over an arc of time. According to the Insidethegames.biz report, Shobukhova could, pending appeal, be stripped of all three of her Chicago Marathon titles and her 2010 London Marathon win. Shobukhova ran the second fastest female marathon in history when she ran 2:18:20 at the 2011 Chicago Marathon. The only woman ahead of her on the all-time marathon list, Paula Radcliffe, tweeted in response to the news, “Lilya Shobukhova finally exposed as a drug cheat. Fraud on so many levels, so much money effectively stolen in appearance fees, winnings and end...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/liliya-shobu...

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