Diacore marathon winner tests positive for banned substance

Banned: Jari who won the Diacore marathon earlier this year
Banned: Jari who won the Diacore marathon earlier this year

This year's Diacore marathon winner, Zimbabwean Munyaradzi Jari has tested positive for a banned substance, drostanolone (M1).

According to information reaching Mmegi Sport, Jari was tested after winning the marathon that was held on June 5 in Gaborone.

The athlete has been notified and he has acknowledged receipt of the communication, according to Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO) manager, Andrew Kamanga. "The Zimbabwean runner is under provisional suspension until the matter has been concluded through a fair and impartial results management process," Kamanga said. Jari won the men’s 42km with a time of 2:16:10 while Jeremia Shaliaxwe came second. Local athlete, Godiraone Nthomphe finished third, clocking 2:18:19.

This is the third doping incident to rock local athletics after long and triple jumper, Thalosang Tshireletso and Nijel Amos were deemed to have violated anti-doping rules.

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