Kornelia Marek is a Polish cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished sixth in the 4 x 5 km relay, ninth in the team sprint, 11th in the 30 km, 35th in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit, and 39th in the 10 km events.
On March 11, 2010, it was reported that Marek was tested positive for EPO by the Polish
Olympic Committee. On 7 April, 2010, it was announced that she will be banned from all competitions for two years
This is one of the cases I don’t understand, cause her best career finish was ninth in a 4 x 5 km relay in France in 2008 while her best individual finish was 23rd at a 10 km event in Estonia in January 2010. Why all the trouble if you’re not going to end first?