Athletes flee event as drug testers arrive
More than 30 competitors withdrew from last weekend’s Siberian Indoor Championships in Irkutsk when drug testers arrived at the two-day event.
Russia’s anti-doping agency Rusada will be given the names of the athletes who left the regional competition, according to BBC Russian.
Sergey Shubenkov, the 2015 world 110m hurdle champion, tweeted: “Doping control drove in.
“Is that why a couple of dozen withdrew before the beginning?”
BBC Russian added that there would be no immediate disqualification because no-one was caught cheating.
Russia’s state news agency Tass report that Russian Athletics Federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin said he was not surprised at what had happened.
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