No. 2 women’s marathoner of all time gets doping ban
Three-time Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova received a two-year doping ban due to abnormal levels on her biological passport, wiping out results since 2009, according to the Russian Athletics Federation.
The Russian won the Chicago Marathon three straight times from 2009 to 2011, the first man or woman to accomplish the feat. Her last title in Chicago came in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 20 seconds, making her the second fastest woman over 26.2 miles ever behind Brit Paula Radcliffe, who holds the three fastest times.
Shobukhova also won the 2010 London Marathon but never finished better than sixth in three Olympic track and field races.
She is banned through Jan. 23, 2015.
WMMajors: action needs to be taken to show cheating not acceptable. Monies won should be returned and rightful winners recognised.— Paula Radcliffe (@paulajradcliffe) April 29, 2014