Katie Compton banned four years for anti-doping rule violation
Katie Compton racing at Briko Park Cross van Maldegem.
Katie Compton, who won 15 straight US national cyclocross titles between 2004 and 2018, has received a four-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.
According to a statement from USADA, Compton “tested positive for an anabolic agent as the result of an out-of-competition drug test on September 16, 2020.” The control was done using Carbon Isotope Ratio testing, which is designed to tell the difference between banned anabolic agents and the anabolic androgenic steroids that are naturally produced by the body.
Compton’s ban officially began on September 16 of last year, the date of her positive test, and results obtained since then have been vacated.
As of earlier this year, Compton had been reportedly planning to retire in 2022.
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