World champion Aregawi fails drugs test

Abeba Aregawi

Abeba Aregawi has won European and world titles at 1500m

World 1500m champion Abeba Aregawi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance.

The 25-year-old Ethiopia-born Swede failed an out-of-competition test conducted by governing body the IAAF.

Aregawi, who won gold at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, has requested a B sample be tested.

Britain’s Hannah England finished fourth behind Aregawi in Moscow.

There is no suggestion Aregawi’s performance in that race is under scrutiny.


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