Sprinter Guilty of Doping, Faces Life Ban
Positive is Jamaica's Mullings 2nd since '04
Jamaica's Steve Mullings is facing a possible lifetime ban from track and field after anti-doping officials on Thursday found no reason to dismiss the sprinter's June positive test for furosemide. Mullings, 28, served a two-year ban from 2004 to 2006 for elevated levels of testosterone. In June, he recorded the year's fourth fastest 100-meter sprint, 9.80, after failing to crack the top 50 a year earlier. Mullings trains in the United States with star sprinter Tyson Gay under coach Lance Brauman. Under World Anti-Doping rules, a second doping offense will likely result in a lifetime ban from athletics.
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