Fernando Luis Pelcastre Rabanal, last year's Ironman world champion in the 18 to 24 age group, has been stripped of his title thanks to a positive pre-competition drug test.
July 25, 2018 | NEWS|
A pre-competition test at last year's Ironman World Championship turned up a positive test for the eventual winner of the men's 18-24 age group.
Tested on the Wednesday before the race, Mexico's Fernando Luis Pelcastre Rabanal has been banned for four years for the use of testosterone, a hormone that provides both physical and psychological growth.
He loses his world title, which now goes to Austrian Georg Enzenberger, who finished in a time of 9:34:02, about 31-minutes behind Rabanal.