The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has banned painkillers and other substances not on WADA’s list. Photo: Laurent Salino/UTMB
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has banned painkillers and other substances not on WADA’s list. Photo: Laurent Salino/UTMB

UTMB bans painkillers to protect runners from self-medicating, following three positive tests in Chamonix

  • Such substances are not banned on the World Anti-Doping Agency list but are now prohibited at Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
  • Event had three positive tests in 2021, but decides not to ban athletes due to ‘lack of knowledge’ of new rules

The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has banned painkillers and other substances not on WADA’s list. Photo: Laurent Salino/UTMB
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc has banned painkillers and other substances not on WADA’s list. Photo: Laurent Salino/UTMB
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