Marathon star banned because of illegal substance
Athletics South Africa has announced that double Olympian and current national marathon record holder Gert Thys has been suspended for substance abuse. Thys tested positive for a steroid after winning the Seoul International Marathon and has been suspended from all competition pending a final result of the case. Thys says the charge is ridiculous as the drug Nandrelone has no advantage for marathon runners. He has already contacted a lawyer for assistance.