Polish M45 runner suspended 2 years for doping at Eurovets

The Eurovets site and World Masters Athletics report: “Polish masters athlete Wieslaw Pietka has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive during the European Veterans Championships Stadia in Zittau, Zgorzelec and Hradek on 23rd August 2012. In conformity with the disciplinary decision of 17th January 2013, the Polish Athletics Federation (PZLA) has suspended the athlete for a period of two years, from August 23, 2012, until August 22, 2014. The results of 23rd August 2012 are consequently also disqualified.” According to results still posted, Wieslaw won the 5K and 3K steeplechase in 15:12.78 and 9:37.09, respectively. Not sure what they found in his system. I’m checking it out.

Results posted as of Feb. 24, 2013, still show the Polish runner as Eurovets champ in the 5K from last summer.

Results as of Feb. 24, 2013, still show Polish runner as Eurovets 5K champ.

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February 24, 2013

6 Responses

  1. Levasseur - February 25, 2013

    What about Polish at rank 3 and 4

  2. tb - February 25, 2013

    This important update has just come in: the results have been updated! I repeat, the results have been updated!

  3. Anthony Treacher - February 25, 2013

    2 years is too little. 4 years should be the ‘normal’ doping suspension.

  4. Matt B. - February 28, 2013

    Was it a form of beet juice?

  5. Brad Barton - March 7, 2013

    I agree with Anthony. Two years is a tap on the wrist.

    If we Masters can’t run clean how can we expect the youngsters to be honest when there are careers and endorsements at stake. It’s sad to think that I’m working this hard only to stand on a starting line next to a cheater.

    Toss this guy out!

  6. Gunnar DurГ©n - November 26, 2014

    Totally agree with you, Brad!

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