New Zealand Olympic sprinter Zane Robertson hit with eight-year boycott

New Zealand center and marathon runner Zane Robertson, who contended at the Rio and Tokyo Olympics, has been restricted for quite a long time for doping and obstructing the testing system, the Games Council of New Zealand said on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old, a bronze medallist in the 5,000 meters at the 2014 Province Games, got one four-year boycott for testing positive for the restricted substance erythropoietin (EPO) and one more for messing with proof. Robertson tried positive for EPO, which animates red platelet creation and upgrades execution in perseverance occasions, at the Manchester Extraordinary Race in May 2022.

“Mr Robertson documented proof which was challenged by Medication Free Game New Zealand (DFSNZ), and which prompted the claim of altering,” the delivery said.

Robertson is restricted from serious game until September 2030, having been credited for time served under a temporary suspension set up after his positive test the year before.

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