Posted: Wednesday December 4, 2013 8:58 AM

Marathon runner Mthangayi facing 2nd doping ban

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - South African marathon runner Lindhikaya Mthangayi has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and faces a six-year ban following a previous doping offense.

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport says Mthangayi tested positive for methandienone at the Cape Town Marathon in September, which he won. Mthangayi was previously banned for six months after testing positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine in 2009.

He will be charged at an independent doping tribunal for his latest offense and can request to have his ''B'' sample tested. SAIDS says if that is also positive for the steroid the athlete could be punished with a ban of between four and six years.

 
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