CLUB RUNNER IS HANDED A FOUR-YEAR BAN

Athletics Weekly - - News -

A CLUB ath­lete with a mod­est 800m PB of 2:07.17 and who has barely com­peted for two years was last week given a four-year ban from all sports by UK Anti-Dop­ing af­ter a pack­age con­tain­ing the steroid Stanozolol was in­ter­cepted by the Border Force.

UKAD ruled that Guild­ford & Go­dalm­ing ath­lete

Robert Myring-Thom­son had com­mit­ted two an­ti­dop­ing rule vi­o­la­tions

– the “at­tempted use of a pro­hib­ited sub­stance” and “pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited sub­stance”. Pat My­hill, UKAD di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions said: “This case shows the im­por­tance of the work of our In­tel­li­gence and In­ves­ti­ga­tions Team and their col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts with part­ners such as Border Force. By in­ter­cept­ing this pack­age, we were able to stop an ath­lete tak­ing pro­hib­ited sub­stances that could also have had neg­a­tive side ef­fects to his health.”

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