France's Frere handed two-year ban over anti-doping offence

July 10, 2024 5:34 am

France's Mehdi Frere in action during the men's marathon final [Source: Reuters]

French marathon runner Mehdi Frere looks set to miss out on the Olympics after he was handed a two-year ban by World Athletics over a doping offence, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Frere is alleged to have missed three anti-doping tests in the space of 12 months, therefore breaching the “whereabouts” rule.

Frere will appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, lawyer Laurent Fellous said.

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The Paris 2024 marathon is scheduled for Aug. 10.

Frere’s personal best on the marathon is two hours five minutes and 43 seconds.