26 Apr '17, 2pm

6 Lessons Learned From the 2017 Spring Marathon Season

6 Lessons Learned From the 2017 Spring Marathon Season

World Marathon Majors drug testing works. The week before the Boston Marathon, officials announced that Jemima Sumgong , the 32-year-old Kenyan gold medalist in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics , had tested positive for the banned substance EPO . The out-of-competition test was conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations as part of a program financially supported by the World Marathon Majors organization , which is the coalition of race organizations that put on the Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City marathons. Sumgong, who was third at the 2014 Boston Marathon and first at the 2016 London Marathon , will have a “B” sample tested and the opportunity to appeal any disciplinary measures taken. The WMM’s commitment to drug testing athletes competing at its events provides more reassurances for a level playing field. It allows a ...

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