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U.S. runner Shelby Houlihan gets four-year doping ban days before Olympic Trials; she blames pork burrito

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Shelby Houlihan, the American record holder at 1,500 and 5,000 meters, hadn’t raced since December of last year. With the Olympic Trials less than a week away, it was a mystifying absence. Monday night, she explained it: She had been fighting a suspension for a positive steroid test. Houlihan and her coaches offered a passionate defense Monday night, saying that they believed the test was caused by pork offal (organs) in a burrito she ate in December, the night before the positive test. “I feel completely devastated, lost, broken, angry, confused and betrayed by the very sport that I’ve loved …

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