• Kyodo


Russian marathoner Viktor Ugarov has been disqualified after winning the Kanazawa Marathon on Sunday, as Russia is suspended from international athletics events amid allegations of state-sponsored doping, The Associated Press reported.

The AP quoted the International Association of Athletics Federations as saying Tuesday that “the event organizer is disqualifying his record and no appearance or prize money will be paid.” The IAAF added that it would write to the Russian federation seeking disciplinary action.

According to AP, Russian athletics federation general secretary Mikhail Butov said that he had not heard that Ugarov had competed in Sunday’s race but said the case would be looked into.

“We couldn’t physically inform each athlete, so it’s probably more of a problem for the organizers who allowed the athlete to take part in the competition,” Butov was quoted as saying.

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