The Spanish Athletics Federation revoked on July 21 the two-year sanction that weighed on the athlete Camilo Santiago. The RFEA’s decision comes after analyzing the content of the resolution issued by the CAS, in file 326/2021, concerning this episode.
The events for which he was sanctioned date back to March this year, when Santiago traveled to the German city of Dresden to compete in a marathon; according to your version They stole his runner’s backpack and the organization allowed him to compete with the number of another participant, the Honduran Iván Zarco, who had signed up but had not been able to run. Santiago concluded the test in a time of 2.17: 46, which was assigned to Zarco and became, at that time, the record for the distance of Honduras and classified him for the Tokyo Games.
After investigating the case, the Competition Committee of the Spanish Athletics Federation decided to determine a two-year suspension for the 39-year-old runner, who has been international with Spain in marathon and half marathon in his career. Now, he has had to revoke the punishment for the resolution of the CAS.