With a World record-breaking run-in March at the Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km which saw South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka smash the previous record set at the same event last year, the Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) have announced that all doping tests conducted at the event have come back and in the clear.
Analysed at the WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) accredited laboratory in Bloemfontein, all the samples that were collected at the Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km did not reveal the presence and/or use of methods or substances prohibited under the current WADA prohibited list.
“This is fantastic news not only for our event, but for the athletes as well,” said race director Nick Bester. “Athletes are showing that you can achieve great things and break barriers and do it clean.”
With the announcement, world record and world age group best times can be finalised as well as the payment of prize money and medals.
Just like the previous 2 editions, the Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km returns in 2023 to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality city of Gqeberha and promises to be bigger and better