• Kyodo


Kaori Yoshida was stripped of her fourth-place finish in December’s Honolulu Marathon on Thursday, when the Japan Anti-Doping Agency revealed she had tested positive for a banned substance.

Yoshida, 32, received a one-year suspension from the agency after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) at the Honolulu race. The ban is retroactive from Jan. 18.

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