Sporting Digest: Athletics

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DR JAMIE ASTAPHAN, who prescribed steroids to Ben Johnson and other athletes, has been arrested on drug charges in New York after bad weather diverted his plane off the scheduled route from Antigua to Toronto.

MALLUSK INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY (Belfast) Men (8,000m): 1 I Kirui (Ken) 23min 44sec; 2 D Lewis (GB) 23:45; 3 J Keino (Ken) 23:46; 4 J Hobbs (GB) 23:48; 5 J Treacy (Irl) 23:51; 6 R Walem (Bel) 24:00. Women (4,800m): 1 P Radcliffe (GB) 15min 40sec; 2 K McKiernan (Irl) 15:47; 3 O Bondarenko (Rus) 15:51; 4 A Wyeth (GB) 16:15; 5 B Hartigan (GB) 16:25; 6 A Hulley (GB) 16:26.

FUENSALIDA INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY (Sp) Men (10.2km): 1 O Ondoro (Ken) 31min 10sec; 2 F Bayesa (Eth) 31:58; 3 W Bikila (Eth) 32:00. Women (5.2km): 1 S Barsosio (Ken) 17:32; 2 J Vaquero (Sp) 18:05; 3 E Estevez (Sp) 18:29.

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