Lilia Shobukhova the three time Chicago marathon women's champ was suspended for blood doping which apparently goes back years covering all her Chicago victories and much more.
On the plus side, Tatyana McFadden who won the Boston women's wheelchair division also won every major marathon this past year and appears unbeatable. Oh, and she won a medal at the Sochi ParaOlympics in skiing. Truly amazing.
Finally in the non-revenue world of college men's volleyball, Loyola University Chicago plays for the national championship after finishing the season ranked #1. If all goes well (against Stanford) this would be Loyola's second national championship. The first was a biggie. Any of our loyal(a) readers know the answer to this collegiate sports trivia question?