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Whereabouts Violation Nailed Double NCAA Champion Craddock

Another whereabouts violation has nailed another top American athlete after reigning World Champion Christian Coleman was dropped in ‘cage ban’ by the similar violation.

The double NCAA triple jump Champion and Pan American Champion, Omar Craddock has been suspended for whereabouts violation.

The Athletics Integrity Unit said the Pan American Games champion has been charged for whereabouts violations and is under provisional suspension awaiting a hearing.

Craddock was a two-time NCAA champion at Florida and won gold at the Pan Am Games last year in Lima, Peru. His best result at the world championships came in 2015 when he finished fourth.

Athletes can be banned for two years if they are unavailable for testing, or fail to update details where they can be found by sample collection officials, three times within 12 months.

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman was given a two-year whereabouts ban last month after escaping an earlier suspension on a technicality, and former 1,500-meter world champion Elijah Manangoi was banned for two years last week.

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