Home > Fitness > News Updated 04 December 2013 Cape Town Marathon winner tests positive for banned steroid The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has announced today that the Cape Town Marathon winner Lindhikaya Mthangayi tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid. 0 Shutterstock Related 2012 Comrades winner tests positive for stimulant take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) has announced today that the Cape Town Marathon winner Lindhikaya Mthangayi tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid, Methandienone, and will face a doping charge at an independent tribunal.Lindhikaya Mthangayi tested positive in an in-competition test conducted by the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport at the Cape Town Marathon on 22 September 2013. This is Mthangayi’s second offence as the athlete tested positive in 2009 for the stimulant, methylhexaneamine during the Nedbank Marathon series and received a six-month ban.Mthangayi has the option to request his B-Sample analysed to confirm A-sample result. If Mthangayi is found guilty, he faces the possibility of a four to six-year ban from sport. “It is our responsibility as the national anti-doping organisation to protect the clean athletes and uphold the integrity of sport. Athletes should expect that any event they compete in will be subject to drug testing,” explains SAIDS CEO, Khalid Galant.(Picture: Runner on a starting line from Shutterstock) Press Release, SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport NEXT ON HEALTH24X 9 ‘healthy’ foods that can ruin your running 2018-01-10 07:42 More: FitnessNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Parenting How to get a grip on that first-day-of-school anxiety News 7 terrifying diseases you could have without knowing it Medical Holding a sneeze blew a hole in this man's throat Lifestyle Want to look younger? Facial stretching can help Lifestyle 7 weird health tips that are actually true Diet and nutrition More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.