Viral: Sprinter who ran solo in Delhi Athletics Meet fails dope test

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Sprinter Lalit Kumar, who ran solo in the 100m final at the Delhi Athletics Championships in September after seven other competitors pulled out after hearing the presence of NADA officials, has failed a dope test, according to officials. It is learned that Kumar’s urine sample collected after the race on September 26 has returned positive for a banned steroid. Eight runners had qualified for the 100m final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, but seven apparently disappeared after hearing that dope testers from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) were present at the competition venue to take urine samples.

Delhi State Athletics Association president Sunny Joshua said the committee, which was formed to investigate how the other seven runners pulled out of the race, will submit a report in a few days.

“The penalty for the doping violator will be meted out by NADA. But we had formed a committee to investigate how the other seven runners had withdrawn. The committee will submit its report in two-three days,” he said.

“We are considering banning them (seven runners) for two years if they are found to have withdrawn from the race without plausible reasons.

“The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had also formed a committee to look into the matter. We (Delhi federation) will submit the report to the AFI,” Joshua added. PTI PDS AM PDS AM AM

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