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3 age groups, sanctioned for doping in the IRONMAN World Championship

The analyzes were performed before the IRONMAN World Championship dispute in 2018,

IRONMAN has published a statement with 3 new cases of doping en age groups in the last IRONMAN 2018 World Championship.

The analyzes were performed before IRONMAN World Championship in 2018, where 3 age group triathletes have finally tested positive for doping substances.

The resolution of these three violations of the anti-doping rules concludes the management of the results of the tests that IRONMAN performed in and out of competition.

4 years of sanction

In each case, the athlete has accepted a penalty of four years for the violation of anti-doping rules.

Each athlete has also been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on or after the test date, including the results of the IRONMAN 2018 World Championship triathlon.

The athletes had previously been suspended and may not participate in any IRONMAN® or IRONMAN 70.3® or any other event within the WADA Code Signatory during the four-year sanction period.

Sanctioned athletes:

Pablo Escalas (Argentina):

The sample gave an adverse analytical result consistent with the exogenous administration of multiple anabolic androgenic steroids thatThey were confirmed by mass spectrometry analysis with isotope ratio (IRMS).

The period of ineligibility of Scales began on October 9, 2018

Flavia Rocha (Brazil):

Rocha's sample gave an adverse analytical result consistent with the exogenous administration of multiple anabolic androgenic steroids They were confirmed by IRMS analysis.

Rocha's period of ineligibility began on October 12 of 2018

Eduardo Solís (Costa Rica):

Solís samples gave an adverse analytical result in multiple prohibited substances: erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA), including EPO recombinants and analogues a finding for the continuous receptor activator of erythropoietin (WAX).

In addition multiple have been found anabolic androgenic steroids which were confirmed by IRMS analysis.

Solis's period of ineligibility began on October 12 of 2018

«These results and sanctions illustrate the importance of IRONMAN's commitment to protect the integrity of our events»

«These results and sanctions illustrate the importance of IRONMAN's commitment to protect the integrity of our IRONMAN World Championship events at the professional and age group levels. «Said Kate Mittelstadt, director of the IRONMAN anti-doping program.

“PFirst, we make sure that all qualified athletes are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the anti-doping rules and our testing program.

Second, we execute a comprehensive test program in and out of the competition, combining the collection of urine and blood, including EPO and IRMS »

You can check the following link on full statement

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