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 How Kelvin Trautman trains to be one of the best action photographers 2018-09-02 16:00 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 Medical After a spouse's death, sleep woes increase health risks News24 Man with rare cancer determined to find donor after being given seven years to live Medical Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored Lifestyle 8 reasons why you’ve got foamy urine all of a sudden News Coming soon: a tiny robot you swallow to help you stay healthy Medical Your period and anaemia – what you should know From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.