Winner of Linz Marathon women’s race fails doping test

VIENNA (AP) The winner of the women’s race at last month’s Linz Marathon has tested positive for EPO derivative darbepoetin.

The Austrian Anti-Doping Legal Committee says Danijela Kuna of Croatia has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test following her victory in the April 9 race.

Kuna edged Nikolina Stepan in the final meters to win in a personal best of 2 hours, 43 minutes, 55 seconds.

The Linz Marathon has been hit by a doping offense before when the runner-up in the 2012 men’s race, Ronald Kipchumba of Kenya, tested positive for EPO and was subsequently banned for two years.