Championship forward James Duerden handed four-year ban

Former Barrow forward James Duerden has been banned from all sport for four years following an anti-doping rule violation.

Duerden tested positive for the presence of the prohibited substances 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-οl-17-one (a metabolite of drostanolone) and 19-norandrosterone, commonly referred to as ‘19-NA’ (a metabolite of nandrolone), following an out-of-competition test on 14 December 2017, during a training session at Craven Park.

The player was charged with an ADRV pursuant to Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules – “Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample”.

Duerden’s ban will run from the date of the sample and will be free to return to sport on December 13, 2021.

He has played in the Championship for the Raiders and Workington Town.

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