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Sport Ireland confirm Dublin Marathon runner's anti-doping violation

Natasha Yaremczuk has received a 14-month ban as a result.

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SPORT IRELAND TODAY confirmed that a participant in the 2017 Dublin City Marathon committed an anti-doping violation.

Natasha Yaremczuk tested positive for the presence of prohibited substances, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) and higenamine.

Part of a Sport Ireland statement read:  “Ms Yaremczuk promptly admitted the violation and pursuant to Article 7.6.4 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules she engaged in a consultation process with Sport Ireland regarding the appropriate period of ineligibility.

“In accordance with Article 7.6.4 of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules, Sport Ireland has issued this decision, which records that, the Athlete has committed a violation of Article 2.1 of the Rules, that she is subject to a 14-month period of ineligibility, which expires on 29 December 2018 and Pursuant to Article 9.1 of the Rules, her result in the Dublin Marathon on 29 October 2017 is automatically Disqualified.”

The 38-year-old Canadian athlete originally was the 10th fastest female competitor, and finished 206th overall with a time of 02:52:37.

More details on the decision can be found here.

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