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


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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