Moats receives eight year suspension

American age group athlete Kevin Moats tested positive for testosterone and, because it is a second offence, has received an eight-year ban from Ironman.

| January 19, 2018 | NEWS

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Age group athlete Kevin Moats, a multiple age group Ironman world champion, tested positive for testosterone in pre-competition drug test on October 12, 2017, according to a release from Ironman today. 

Moats tested positive for testosterone in 2012 and received a one-year ban from competition then. According to the release:

"Mr. Moats advised IRONMNAN he would neither formally accept this sanction nor appeal Ironman's decision. As a result, his period of ineligibility went into effect January 12, 2018 and he is ineligible to participate in any Ironman-affiliated competition or any events organized by any other WADA Code Signatory for a period of eight years. In addition, all of his Ironman competitive results subsequent to October 12 have been disqualified."
A report posted on earlier this week stated that Moats has retired from the sport.