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UK Athletics

Big five will ban drug cheats

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The race directors of the World Marathon Majors have decided that any athlete convicted of a drug offence will be banned indefinitely from running at their events.


The principals of the Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York races took the collective decision earlier this week.

"We'll do anything we can to deter anybody from cheating," read a statement. "If someone falls foul of doping regulations, they will not be invited to our events. We must maintain the integrity of our sport."

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