Canadian Natasha Yaremczuk has tested positive for two banned substances following her 10th place finish at the 2017 Dublin Marathon this past October.
The 38-year-old runner is a former World Cup triathlete who represented Canada on the international stage. Her most recent ITU result was at the 2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. At this event, she finished 16th.
In 2012, Yaremczuk made the transition from triathlons to running. Having made the switch she has a 10K road personal best of 36:16, a half marathon PB of 1:17:21 and best marathon time of 2:47:15 (2014 Boston Marathon).
Last August, Yaremczuk won the Reykjavik Marathon. Following the Dublin Marathon, she was tested and returned a positive reading for the weight loss stimulant DMBA and the fat burner higenamine. She has accepted the positive and has been given a 14-month ban (backdated to October 2017), which expires in December 2018. She has also been stripped of her 10th place finish in Dublin.