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Yuliya Rusanova

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Sport  Athletics
Name  Yuliya Rusanova
Event(s)  800–1500 m
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Born  3 July 1986 (age 29) (1986-07-03) Russia
Personal best(s)  800 m – 1:56.99 (2011) 1000 m – 2:39.81 (2009) 1500 m – 4:06.08(2009)

Yuliya Igorevna Rusanova (Yuliya Stepanova, Russian: YUliya Igorevna Rusanova; born 3 July 1986) is a Russian runner who specializes in the 800 metres.

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On 26 February 2013 the IAAF announced that she had been banned for two years following abnormalities in her biological passport. All her results since 3 March 2011 were forfeited.

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In 2014, she and her husband Vitaliy Stepanov, a former employee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA, appeared in a documentary by Hajo Seppelt for the German TV network Das Erste, accusing the Russian sports system of large-scale doping fraud. Both claimed that Russian athletics officials supplied banned substances in exchange for 5% of an athlete's earnings and falsified tests together with doping control officers.

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In December 2014, Rusanova, together with her husband and eight-month-old son permanently moved from Russia to Germany. In November 2015, they applied for political asylum in Canada.

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References

Yuliya Rusanova Wikipedia


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