FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inga Abitova Handed Two Year Doping Ban
The Virgin London Marathon is naturally disappointed with the news that
Inga Abitova (Russia) has been handed a two year doping ban by the VFLA
(The Russian Athletic Federation).
It notes that the VFLA has annulled Abitova's results from October 10 2009,
which includes her 2nd place in the 2010 London Marathon, whilst she is
suspended from October 11 2012 for two years.
Organisers of the London Marathon confirm that all of the elite athletes
taking part are blood tested at the London Marathon.
The London Marathon and our colleagues at World Marathon Majors have been
at the forefront of the fight against doping in athletics and very recently
committed to support extended Biological Passport testing to all elite
The London Marathon is urgently seeking further details from the Russian
Federation and the IAAF before deciding what further steps it can take.