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Austria’s anti-doping agency has banned triathlete Hannes Hempel for four years. Hempel had already been banned from competing in Ironman Austria. He had finished third at the race in 2008 with a time of 8:16:54.
30-year-old Danish triathlete Bjarne Møller, who has seven national titles to his name, has admitted to using EPO (a banned blood doping drug) in preparation for Ironman South Africa which takes place in a few weeks.