Lesotho Comrades runner tests positive

Lesotho runner Lephetesang Adoro came seventh in the Comrades marathon.

Comrades winner Ludwick Mambolo tested positive for a banned substance. Picture: Lena Faber/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - It emerged on Thursday that another Comrades runner failed a drug test and is now facing a doping charge.

The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport made it known that Lesotho runner, Lephetesang Adoro, who came seventh in the Comrades marathon tested positive for high levels of testosterone as well as a banned substance.

His sample was sent to Germany for testing.

His case would be passed on to Lesotho sports authorities to rule on the matter.

"We sent the sample to our counterpart in Germany who have the expertise to conduct the tests," said the institute's Khalid Galant.

The results came back with high levels of artificial testosterone."

In June, comrades winner, Ludwick Mambolo also tested positive for a banned substance.