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The Japan Sports Arbitration Agency on Tuesday announced it had accepted a plea by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency to have Japanese marathoner Kaori Yoshida’s suspension increased from one year to two.

Yoshida tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO) after finishing fourth at last December’s Honolulu Marathon. Yoshida claimed she had received medication from a doctor in November to treat anemia and it was unknown to her the prescription contained EPO.

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