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Russian cyclist, Croatian runner, in trouble for doping

A Russian Olympic cyclist and a prominent Croatian runner are currently in trouble for doping.

On Wednesday, Russian Olympic cyclist Tatyana Antoshina was banned for doping by the International Cycling Union (UCI). Antoshina has been given a four-year ban by the UCI after testing positive for GHRP-2, which increases growth hormone levels in the body. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Antoshina finished 12th in the time trial and 25th in the road race. She has also won various road races.

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Meanwhile, Croatian runner Danijela Kuna has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for EPO derivative darbepoetin. Kuna was the winner of the women’s race at last month’s Linz Marathon. But after the April 9 race, she failed her doping test.

Kuna edged Nikolina Stepan in the final meters to win in a personal best of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 55 seconds.

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