UK Anti-Doping violation

Thursday 25th July 2019

UK Athletics statement

UK Athletics has today announced that athlete Luke Traynor has been provisionally suspended from participating in athletics.

The Scottish athlete, who is a GB international in road running and cross country, has been charged with having committed an anti-doping rule violation contrary to IAAF Anti-Doping Rule Article 2.1 (“Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample”).

The provisional suspension was issued by UK Anti-Doping and is in accordance with IAAF Anti-Doping Rules.

Traynor now has the opportunity to respond to the charge against him including the right to a full hearing of the case.

In a personal statement on his social media, Luke admitted taking a recreational drug in a social situation and expressed his regret at his  ‘stupid mistake’.

‘We are aware of the case involving Luke Traynor,’ said scottishathletics.

‘There is a process to be followed and we have to await the outcome of that process which will involve UK Athletics, UK Anti-Doping and Luke himself’.’



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