Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Classic 10K defending champ not invited back to Middletown

Ethiopia's Alene Reta was set to defend his men's title at The Classic when he encountered a foe he couldn't outrun.

His past.

Reta, who won the 2010 Classic in an eye-opening 28:53, was disinvited from Sunday's race when organizers learned he had been banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations from 2001-03 after testing positive for steroids.