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Canadian triathlete Natasha Yaremczuk tests positive at marathon

Winner of the 2017 Reykjavik Marathon and former World Cup triathlete returns a positive drug test

Former Canadian triathlete, Natasha Yaremczuk, has tested positive for two banned substances following her 10th place finish at the 2017 Dublin Marathon this past October.

The 38-year-old runner is a former World Cup triathlete that represented Canada on the international stage. As junior, she finished ninth at the 2000 ITU Junior World Championships in Perth, Australia. Her most recent ITU result was at the 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. At this event, she finished 16th.

In 2012, Yaremczuk made the transition from triathlons to running. Having made the switch, she has a 10K road personal best of 36:16, a half marathon PB of 1:17:21 and a marathon time of 2:47:15 (2014 Boston Marathon).

Last August, Yaremczuk won the Reykjavik Marathon. Following the Dublin Marathon, she was tested and returned a positive reading for a weight loss stimulant DMBA and a fat burner Higenamine. She has accepted the positive and given a 14-month ban (backdated to October 2017), which expires in December 2018. She has also been stripped of here 10th place finish in Dublin.