Last Updated: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:39 am (KSA) 07:39 am (GMT)

Moroccan runner Selsouli fails doping test: report

Mariem Alaoui Selsouli of Morocco, center, won the women’s 1,500 meters at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris July 6, 2012. (Reuters)
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli of Morocco, center, won the women’s 1,500 meters at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris July 6, 2012. (Reuters)

Moroccan runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli is reported to have tested positive for doping on the day she clocked a world season-leading time in the 1,500 meters, jeopardizing her place at the London Olympics.

French sports daily L’Equipe reports that the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in Paris found a banned diuretic in her urine sample taken July 6. That day, Selsouli timed 3 minutes 56.15 seconds at the Paris Diamond League meeting.

Athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, says it “cannot confirm anything at this time” about the doping allegation.

Selsouli finished serving a two-year ban last August for using EPO before the 2009 world championships.

The 28-year-old runner could be banned for life if a second doping offense is proven.

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