U.S. Track & Field Athlete Zach Gehm Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation Colorado Springs, Colo.
15th November 2019
USADA announced today that Zach Gehm, of Harmony, Pa., an athlete in the sport of track and field, has accepted a two-year suspension for an anti-doping rule violation.
Gehm,19, tested positive for 1,4‐dimethylpentylamine (1,4‐DMPA; 5-Methylhexan-2-amine) as the result of a urine sample collected in-competition at the USA Track & Field U20 Outdoor Championships on June 22, 2019. 1,4‐DMPA is a Specified Substance in the class of Stimulants and is prohibited in competition under the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Anti-Doping Policies, and the International Association of Athletics Federations Anti-Doping Rules, all of which have adopted the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Gehm’s two-year period of ineligibility began on June 22, 2019, the date his positive sample was collected. In addition, Gehm has been disqualified from competitive results obtained on and subsequent to June 22, 2019, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.