Mehdi Frère, a marathon qualifier caught by the patrol

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Mehdi Frère, 27, is one of the priority athletes in the French selection for the Olympic marathon. The gendarme of the Republican Guard had run in 2h05’43” in Valence in December 2023. But he would not have respected the anti-doping rules, according to the Spé15 website.

Mehdi Frère finished 17th in the World Championships in Budapest in August 2023. | PHOTO: AFP ARCHIVES


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  • Mehdi Frère finished 17th in the World Championships in Budapest in August 2023. | PHOTO: AFP ARCHIVES

Marathon runner Mehdi Frère has priority in the Olympic selection, thanks to his time of 2h05’43” achieved in Valencia in December 2023. Except that a black cloud has just appeared above his head. Saturday May 11, Spe15 , a site specializing in doping, has revealed that it has failed to fulfill its anti-doping obligations recently (failure to locate or no show). Currently on an internship in Font-Romeu (Pyrénées-Orientales), Mehdi Frère did not respond to our request.

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