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IAAF bans Russian race walker

Updated: September 24, 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Associated Press

MONACO -- A Russian athlete who placed fifth in the 50-kilometer walk at last year's London Olympics has been handed a lifetime ban by the IAAF for a second doping offense.

Track and field's world governing body says Igor Erokhin was one of 27 athletes to be given doping suspensions in the past month.

Erokhin previously served a two-year ban after testing positive for EPO in 2008. The IAAF says his latest doping offense was an "athlete biological passport case."

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