Track and Field Athlete Stephen Shumaker, 63, Suspended for Doping at USA Masters Championships

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Stephen Shumaker, 63, an athlete competing at the 2011 USA Masters Track and Field Championships in Berea, Ohio, tested positive for banned substances and has accepted a two-year suspension.

Shumaker's offense was that he did not seek the appropriate approvals before using a prescription drug recommended by his physician. Any results dating back to July 28 will be forfeit.

Being a track and field athlete takes a considerable toll on one's body, and to be competing into his sixties on a national level is nothing short of amazing for Shumaker. But the doping catch puts a tarnish on his accomplishments.

This was the 15th suspension handed out by the United States Anti-Doping Agency this year.

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