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Russian marathon runner Albina Mayorova banned for doping

Russian marathon runner Albina Mayorova has received a doping ban for four years, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Monday.

Mayorova, a two-time Olympian, tested positive last year for excess testosterone. Her suspension will backdate to June 28, 2016, while all of her results between March 14, 2016 and June 28, 2016 will be annulled. The ban could mark the end of Mayorova’s competitive career.

The 39-year-old won the 2012 Nagoya Women’s Marathon, finishing with a personal-best time of 2:23:52. She also won the 2013 Yokohama Women’s Marathon, and placed eighth in the marathon at the 2012 Olympics. Her finish at the London Games was her best result at a major championship.

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Mayorova, who also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, has finished in the top 10 in the London, Boston and Chicago marathons during her career.

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