Polish cross-country skier Kornelia Marek tested positive for EPO following the women’s 4x5km relay at the Olympics, according to the Polish Olympic Committee. The Poles finished an impressive 6th in that event, and Marek also placed 11th in the 30km and 9th in the team sprint.
The 30km result was the best of her career, easily besting a 23rd earlier this winter in Estonia. She also finished 26th in Canmore, but the fields for both those races was weak – especially in Estonia.
Those were the only two races that the 25-year-old has ever cracked the top-30 on the World Cup.
Her B-sample will be tested next week.