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Irish runner given 2-year ban for doping

Updated: January 18, 2012, 7:37 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBLIN -- Irish distance runner Martin Fagan has been handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for EPO.

An Irish Sport Anti-Doping disciplinary panel says the 28-year-old athlete tested positive in an out-of-competition test in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 10.

Fagan appeared at a hearing in Dublin on Tuesday. He had already admitted doping, citing a combination of depression, financial worries and injury.

The ban was backdated to the day of the test.

Fagan competed ...

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