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El Mahjoub Dazza, a Moroccan athlete has been handed a four-year doping ban.

According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the 2-hour and five-minute (2:05:26) marathon runner tested positive for a prohibited substance. He is the national record holder.

He ran that time at the 2018 Valencia Marathon and also won both the Prague Marathon Fukuoka Marathons last year before the AIU found anomalies in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP).

“The World Athletes Disciplinary Tribunal has banned long-distance runner El Mahjoub Dazza of Morocco for four years with effect from 10 January 2020 for an Athlete Biological Passport violation under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules,” the AIU Tweeted.

The 29-year-old will lose all results from May 4, 2019, to Jan. 10, 2020.

The suspension is appealable.

He is likely to lose results from Prague and Fukuoka.

The AIU was created in 2017. to combat doping in the sport of athletics.