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Runner Jager Banned For 2 Years

May 11, 2000

LONDON (AP) _ Kathy Jager, a 56-year-old American who set two world sprint records for her age group at last year’s World Veterans’ Championships, has been stripped of her medals and suspended for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

The International Amateur Athletic Federation said Thursday that Jager tested positive for methyl testosterone Aug. 1 at the 1999 championships at Newcastle, England.

IAAF spokesman Giorgio Reineri said Jager had been suspended for two years by USA Track & Field in compliance with IAAF rules.

Jager was stripped of gold medals and world records for the 100 and 200 meters. She also lost silver medals in the pole vault and sprint relay and bronze in the heptathlon.

Jager, of Phoenix, was at the center of controversy during the championships after New Zealand and Australian team officials accused her of being a man. But she passed a gender test.

``People are trying to make trouble with these ridiculous allegations,″ Jager said at the time. ``I am a mother of two.″

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