The 9th place finisher in the 2004 Olympic marathon Alberico Di Cecco tested positive for CERA EPO in his native Italy.
Di Cecco, who finished ninth at the 2004 Athens Olympics, failed a test at the Italian championship in Carpi on Oct. 12. Di Cecco, who won the Roma marathon in 2005, would face a two-year if found guilty of doping.
EPO is a blood-boosting hormone that enhances endurance.
Wonder why he didn't compete in Beijing? Worried about CERA EPO?