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Christian Coleman, the world’s fastest 100-metre sprinter, has been suspended from competition for two years, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced today.
The Disciplinary Tribunal has upheld the AIU’s charge and banned sprinter Christian Coleman of the USA for 2 years for 3 Whereabouts Failures in a 12-month period, a violation of the @worldathletics Anti-Doping Rules.— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) October 27, 2020
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He was suspended and then got off in 2019 for the same infraction. His father defended his son online by chastising the Johnson brothers who own Let’s Run after they published the story.
The suspension’s length will be determined at a hearing with the AIU.
Coleman won the 100-metre event at the world championships in Doha, last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) dropped his case for missed tests because of a technicality in a very confusing rule book.
The 24-year-old Atlanta, GA native has run the 100m as fast as 9.76 and the 200m in 19.85. He owns the world record for the 60m indoors event with his time of 6.34 from a meet in Albuquerque, NM in 2018.