News : Nikitin, from positive for doping to making a record and winning 11,000 euros


News : Nikitin, from positive for doping to making a record and winning 11,000 euros

Vladimir Nikitin, upon arrival at the Moscow Half Marathon

At 28 years old, Vladimir Nikitin is in the prime of his career. One only needs to take a look at the tremendous prize she won this past weekend. In fact, the sum is the largest ever in the history of Russian athletics. Nikitin won the Moscow Half Marathon organized by the pharmaceutical company ‘Pharmaco’, which made a spectacular investment to qualify for a test in which Vladimir won with a time of 61’10 ”, Russian National Record.

More than 11,000 euros

An achievement that brought him, as we said, a succulent prize in the form of 100,000 rubles for the victory (about 1,100 euros) and another million rubles for the national record (more than 10,000 euros). In total, more than 11,000 euros that this athlete pocketed, who at an international level has had rather little journey despite the fact that he has personal marks of a high level in almost all disciplines: 3.34.69 in the 1,500, 7.39.94 in the 3,000, 13.22.72 in the 5,000, 28.16.43 in the 10,000 or 28:22 in the 10k en route.

It is the case that Nikitin tested positive for doping a while ago and that most of his best brands have arrived between 2019 and 2020. Interestingly, The European Athletics does already include in the Russian’s file that personal best in half a marathon, but the World Athletics does not. We do not know if it is because it has detected an anomaly …

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