Late Ben Plucknett was an American track and field athlete. In 1981 he broke the world record in discus throw, twice within seven weeks, with a throw of 233’7″. He broke the record again with a throw of 237’4″ on July 7, 1981. Both records have been thrown out because he tested positive for drug use, anabolic steroid use to be exact. Ben Plucknett became the first athlete to be disqualified by the International Association of Athletic Federations due to a positive drug test.