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Russian disqualified after winning Japan marathon under country’s ban

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country’s flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian marathon runner has been disqualified and faces further sanctions after winning a race in Japan at a time when the country is under suspension from global track and field.

Viktor Ugarov won the Kanazawa marathon on Sunday, two days after Russia was provisionally suspended from competition by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping.

The IAAF told The Associated Press by email on Tuesday that “the event organizer is disqualifying his record and no appearance or prize money will be paid.” The IAAF said it would write to the Russian federation seeking disciplinary proceedings against Ugarov.

In a separate case, the Japanese athletics federation said Russian Olympic bronze medalist Tatyana Arkhipova was prevented from taking part in Sunday’s Saitama marathon because of Russia’s suspension.

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