Gladys Tejeda's Pan Am marathon gold stripped for doping

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's Olympic Committee says marathon runner Gladys Tejeda has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the Pan American Games in July because of doping.

The committee said in a statement Wednesday that Tejeda, 29, had tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list because it is used to mask other drugs.

Tejeda set a games record of 2 hours, 33 minutes, 3 seconds.

The statement said that Tejeda would be temporarily suspended from international competition.

A hero at home after the victory, Tejeda had been awarded by Peru's government with a $22,000 check.

Tejeda was out of the country Wednesday when the sanction was announced.