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Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Doping Conviction for Petro Mamu, 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion

Petro Mamu tested positive for a banned asthma medication at two world championships this summer, and his title has been revoked. He was slapped with a nine-month ban starting on 19 September 2017 after admitting to the findings and co-operating with the IAAF.

BY ARIELLA GINTZLER | TRAIL RUNNER

On September 27, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Petro Mamu used banned performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in competition. Continue reading Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Meb Keflezighi to Race Boston Marathon One Last Time

After taking a year off to focus on the Rio Olympics, a Boston Marathon hero Meb Keflezighi will make his return to the race in 2017 for the last time. His professional marathoning career will, therefore, come to an end in the same place it began. (Photo: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe)

By Nick Zaccardi | NBC Sport,

Meb Keflezighi will end his elite racing career with the Boston and New York City Marathons next year.

Keflezighi, 41, was announced as part of April’s Boston Marathon elite field on Wednesday. The 2004 Olympic silver medalist previously announced he would retire after racing the New York City Marathon next November.

Keflezighi’s greatest marathon successes came in New York City and Boston, winning the 26.2 mile races in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Keflezighi’s win in Boston came one year after twin bombings rocked the world’s oldest annual marathon. Continue reading Meb Keflezighi to Race Boston Marathon One Last Time