Moroccan long-distance runner Abderrahmane Kachir has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for a violation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Anti-Doping Rules.
A charge against the 26-year-old has been issued for the presence of prohibited substance ibutamoren.
Ibutamoren is a growth hormone and has been found to increase both muscle mass and bone mineral density.
According to the IAAF's website, Kachir currently occupies 1,665th place in the men's overall ranking and 118th place in the men's road running standings.
The AIU confirms a Provisional Suspension against Moroccan long-distance runner Abderrahmane Kachir for a violation of the @iaaforg Anti-Doping Rules.— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) 10 July 2019
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His highest-ever placing in the men's overall ranking was 930th, for one week, while that in men's road running was 58th, for three weeks.
Kachir's personal best over 10 kilometres is 27min 50sec, set in Casablanca in September 2018.
His strongest performance in the 15km is 43:12, set in Bouznika in April 2017, while in the 20km his best is 58:59, set in Marrakesh in October 2018.
As for the half marathon, Kachir's personal best of 1:00:21 was set in Casablanca in October 2017.