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Winner of women's marathon at Pan Am Games stripped of medal for doping
Peru's Gladys Tejeda runs to a gold medal during women's marathon at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (Harry How, Pool photo via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:59AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:00AM EDT
LIMA, Peru - Peru's Olympic Committee says 29-year-old distance runner Gladys Tejeda has been stripped of the gold medal she won in Toronto in July's Pan American Games because of doping.
The committee said in a statement Wednesday that Tejeda had tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list because it is used to mask other drugs.
Tejeda had set a games record of 2:33.03.
The statement said that Tejeda would be temporarily suspended from international competition.
A hero at home after the victory, Peru's government had awarded her with a $22,000 check.
Tejeda was out of the country when the sanction was announced.