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60-year-old race walker receives steroid ban

Athletics Race Walk - Olympics: Day 14

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: A view of competitors during the Men’s 50km Race Walk on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Pontal on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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A 60-year-old race walker failed a drug test for anabolic steroids and was banned four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Scott McPherson “tested positive for the presence of an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid and/or its metabolites” at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 18, according to USADA.

McPherson was the only competitor in his age group at the meet, covering a mile in 10 minutes, 37.67 seconds and the 3K in 20:06.27.

McPherson went on to compete at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, in March, finishing fifth in his age group in the 3K and 10K.

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