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ITU Suspends Dmitriy Smurov Two years For Anti-Doping Violation

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced it has imposed a two year ban on Dmitriy Smurov.

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The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced it has imposed a two year ban on Dmitriy Smurov, a triathlete from Kazakhstan, after committing an anti-doping rule violation in an in-competition doping control test in Weihai, China on June 12, 2011.

The ban begins October 19, 2011 and prohibits Smurov from entering or participating in any competition or activity authorised by ITU, its National Federations (NFs) and/or any other signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Smurov’s anti-doping rule violation was a result of an adverse analytical finding of Methylhexaneamine (MHEA), a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, Section S6 – Stimulants (b).

Smurov provided a sample, collected in-competition and in accordance with the Doping Control Rules of ITU at the 2011 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Event on June 12, 2011.

Read more: Triathlon.org