Three-time winner of the Jersey marathon, Aleksey Troshkin, was ineligible to compete due to IAAF sanctions placed on Russia, according to trade magazine Athletics Weekly.
The magazine is reporting the IAAF as saying the winner of the 2016 Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon will be disqualified for being ineligible to compete.
The race last weekend was won by Russian Aleksey Troshkin in a time of 2:18:28 – the third consecutive victory at the event for the 30-year-old who has a personal best of 2:16:40 from 2013 set in La Rochelle.
Under current IAAF competition rules Russian athletes are ineligible to compete in international competitions as a result of a ban issued in November for the country’s state-sponsored doping programme.
The IAAF are reported to have told Athletics Weekly: “It’s clear that it’s an international event and he was not allowed to participate. He is ineligible because he is on the banned list. The IAAF has commenced an investigation into an alleged breach of IAAF rules.”
Troshkin could have his result annulled and be ordered to return the £2,500 prize money won. The Russian beat Christopher Zablocki, who ran 2:19:55.
The event is run in accordance with UK Athletics rules, and the national governing body yesterday confirmed that the IAAF was looking into the matter.
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