Desmond Witbooi banned

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Desmond Witbooi, the South African marathon runner, has been banned for four years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Witbooi, 24, failed a drugs test after finishing fifth in February's Cape Town marathon. He represented South Africa at the 1996 African Marathon Championships.

The first National Championships for people with learning disabilities will be held in Leeds on Saturday 28 June. Several members of the British Paralympic team that competed in Atlanta last year will be among the competitors at South Leeds Stadium.