World 1500m leader Alaoui Selsouli faces lifetime ban after drugs positive - Athletics Weekly
World 1500m leader Alaoui Selsouli faces lifetime ban after drugs positive
Moroccan athlete tests positive for banned substance less than a year after a returning from first drugs ban
Moroccan middle-distance runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli has reportedly tested positive and faces a lifetime ban from the sport.
The 28-year-old has previously served a two-year doping suspension between 2009 and 2011 after testing positive for EPO. Under IAAF and WADA rules, a second doping offence would mean that Selsouli would no longer be permitted to compete in athletics.
Selsouli made her initial breakthrough in 2007 when she reduced her 1500m PB by six seconds, her 3000m PB by 16 seconds and her 5000m best by 28 seconds. She finished fourth in the 1500m at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, followed by 3000m bronze at the 2008 World Indoor Championships.