29 Mar '17, 7pm

Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher gain silver medals after Turkish runners banned for doping:

Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher gain silver medals after Turkish runners banned for doping:

On Wednesday, Turkish runners Elvan Abeylegesse and Gamze Bulut were banned for doping by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Abeylegesse retroactively failed a doping test on a sample taken at the 2007 World Championships. She has been banned from the sport for two years, and her results between 2007 to 2009 have been voided. Abeylegesse is also set to lose her Olympic silver medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, won at the 2008 Beijing Games, and a silver medal in the 10,000m from the 2007 world championships. Shalane Flanagan, who finished third in the 10,000m in the 2008 Olympics, will now be upgraded to the silver medal, with bronze going to Linet Chepkwemoi Masai of Kenya. Via Twitter , Flanagan said she was “elated” at the news but “I still have never been contacted by @iaaforg or IOC about next step…” Elated to receive this news.heard th...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2017/03/news/turkish-runner...

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