Sport: Marathon winner set to be stripped of title

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STANDARD Chartered Jersey Marathon winner Aleksey Troshkin is set to be stripped of his title, according to a national magazine.

Athletics Weekly is reporting that the Russian was ineligible to compete in the 2016 race because of sanctions placed on his nation by the IAAF.

Troshkin won his third Jersey Marathon in succession earlier this month, crossing the line in 2 hr 18 min 28 sec, to beat runner-up Christopher Zablocki, of the USA, and clinch the £2,500 prize money.

Under IAAF rules Russian athletes are currently ineligible to compete in international competitions as a result of the ban issued in November for the country's state-orchestrated doping programme.

According to Athletics Weekly, the IAAF has commenced an investigation into the matter.

3D events, who organise the local event, released the following statement:

'We are aware of the speculation surrounding the Jersey Marathon 2016 male winner Aleksey Troshkin and are currently awaiting for an official ruling from the IAAF as they consider his case.

'We are working with UK Athletics and the IAAF and will provide an updated statement once we have further information.'

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