Former Los Angeles Marathon winner gets 2-year doping ban
MONACO (AP) The winner of women's race at the 2013 Los Angeles Marathon has received a two-year doping ban.
The IAAF said Wednesday that Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus was sanctioned for a biological passport violation. The passport program monitors an athlete's blood profile over time for evidence of doping.
Duliba won the Los Angeles race in her marathon debut in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 8 seconds. In addition to the $25,000 first prize, Duliba won a $50,000 bonus.
The IAAF said Duliba's suspension took effect in September 2015 and will expire in September 2017.
Duliba's ban was one of 32 new doping sanctions listed in the IAAF's latest list of positive cases.
Among other cases, Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia received a lifetime ban for a second doping offense.
The IAAF said she failed a test at a meet in Castellon, Spain, last year. The Nigerian-born Onyia received a two-year doping ban in 2009.
Onyia was among five Spaniards banned in the latest sanctions, along with five Indians.
Two Russians were suspended, including middle-distance runner Svetlana Kireyeva, who received a two-year ban in a biological passport case.