Monday, December 11, 2023

New Brunswick half-marathoner receives three-year doping ban


The reigning Vancouver and Montreal Part Marathon champion, Mohamed Aagab of Campbellton, N.B., has gained a three-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation via the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Game (CCES).

Aagab supplied a urine pattern after successful the 2023 BMO Vancouver Part Marathon on Might 7, which published the presence of recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO), a prohibited peptide hormone used to fortify efficiency via expanding the blood’s capability to hold oxygen.

Mohamed Aagab Vancouver Half Marathon
Mohamed Aagab gained the 2022 Vancouver Part Marathon in 66:55. Picture: BMO Vancouver Part Marathon

Aagab used to be born in Morocco however has lived in Campbellton, N.B., since 2018. He gained the Quebec Town Marathon in 2018 and the 2023 21K de Montréal, in addition to the 2023 BMO Vancouver Part Marathon. 

Consistent with CCES, on Oct. 3, Aagab signed an Early Admission and Acceptance Settlement, admitting to the violation and accepting the length of ineligibility and all different penalties. In consequence, the in a different way appropriate four-year length of ineligibility used to be diminished via twelve months, in line with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). Aagab’s three-year suspension, efficient Sept. 12, 2023, terminates on 11th of September, 2026.

Mohamed Aagab wins 2018 SSQ Quebec Town Marathon

Aagab competed two times after his sure take a look at on Might 7, completing fifteenth general on the 2023 Ottawa Marathon in 2:18:34, completing one spot at the back of best Canadian Lee Wesselius, who used to be 14th. He additionally ran in a 5,000m on the Hub Town Vintage in Moncton, N.B. on June 10, the place he completed 3rd, in 15:27. Each effects can be disqualified, in conjunction with his Vancouver Part Marathon win.

Mohamed Aagab Ottawa Marathon
Mohamed Aagab at the starting point of the 2023 Ottawa Global Marathon. Picture: RunOttawa

All over the sanction length, Aagab is ineligible to take part in any capability with any recreation signatory to the CADP, together with coaching with teammates.

That is the primary distance operating anti-doping case in Canada since David Freake of St. John’s, N.L. used to be given a four-year doping ban when he examined sure for EPO and several other different banned elements after the 2019 Ottawa Marathon.


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