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April 06, 1987

Poland's Antoni Niemczak, the runner-up in the 1986 New York City Marathon who later was disqualified when a drug test detected the use of a banned steroid, will not receive any prize money, race director Fred Lebow said.

The second-place prize money of $25,000 had been withheld since the race last Nov. 1, pending an appeal by the Polish Federation to the International Amateur Athletic Federation, the world governing body for road racing and track and field.

But when the New York Road Runners Club, organizers of the New York City Marathon, was informed that the appeal applies only to Niemczak's lifetime suspension by the IAAF and not his finish in the race, it decided to proceed with redistribution of the prize money.

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