19 June 2017

U.S. Track & Field Athlete, Ajee Wilson, Accepts Finding of No Fault for ADRV

USADA announced today that Ajee Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., has tested positive for a prohibited substance, which was determined to have been ingested by her without fault or negligence. Wilson, 23, provided a urine sample on February 11, 2017, at the NYRR Millrose Games in New York, NY. Her sample tested positive for zeranol. Zeranol is an Anabolic Agent prohibited at all times under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Association of Athletics Federations, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

During its investigation into the circumstances that led to the positive test, USADA gathered evidence from Wilson, which included reviewing her dietary habits and food purchase receipts. USADA also took into consideration laboratory reports demonstrating low parts per billion concentrations of the prohibited substance in her urine, as well as the fact that she tested negative one week prior. USADA further relied on reports from multiple independent experts on zeranol in the food supply and environment, including the use of zeranol as a legal growth promotant in beef cattle in the U.S.

Based on the totality of the evidence, USADA concluded it was highly unlikely that the presence of zeranol in Wilson’s sample resulted from a source other than zeranol contaminated meat. As a result, Wilson will not face a period of ineligibility for her positive test, but her competitive results from February 11, 2017, including the American record she set at the 2017 NYRR Millrose Games, have been disqualified, and any medals, points, and prizes are forfeited.

• This media release was originally published by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on 19 June 2017. To access the original, please click here.

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