27 Mar '16, 2pm

Stripped of gold for failed drug test & back just months later at the world championships:

Peruvian marathoner Gladys Tejeda set a South American half-marathon record on Saturday just months after being stripped of the gold medal in the marathon at July’s Pan Am Games in Toronto. She was allowed to compete at the IAAF world-half marathon championships in Cardiff, Wales. Tejeda failed a drug test during the Games and was suspended by the international governing body for athletics (IAAF). The 30-year-old robbed Canadian Rachel Hannah a podium spot during the Pan Am Games before she was upgraded to bronze. She initially finished fourth and received the medal four months later in November in Kingston, Ont. Athletes upgraded to a podium position are robbed of the chance to stand on the podium during the event’s medal ceremony and often receive the medal months later as was the case for Hannah. “I think the short penalty of six months for a positive drug test does sen...

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