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Athletics: the FFA postpones its Olympic marathon selection, Mehdi Frère in the viewfinder

“After the FFA was informed that a procedure was opened against a selectable male athlete, it was decided to postpone the men's selection to a later date,” the federation said in a press release, specifying that the women's selection would be announced on Wednesday.

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Athletics: the FFA postpones its Olympic marathon selection, Mehdi Frère in the viewfinder

“After the FFA was informed that a procedure was opened against a selectable male athlete, it was decided to postpone the men's selection to a later date,” the federation said in a press release, specifying that the women's selection would be announced on Wednesday.

The announcement comes after the specialized site “Spe15” relayed last week that French marathon runner Mehdi Frère was in the sights of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) due to potential breaches of his anti-doping obligations. .

The 27-year-old athlete, preselected for the Olympics after his stellar time at the Valencia marathon in December (2 hours 05 min. 43), received a notification at the end of April from the AIU concerning an “alleged breach”, confirmed to AFP his lawyer, Me Laurent Fellous. “This is in no way a procedure for taking doping products,” he stressed. “This is a location procedure.”

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