Helena Javornik

Helena Javornik ( born March 26, 1966) is a Slovenian long-distance runner.

She holds the current national records in 3000 - ( 8:50,71 min), 5000 - ( 15:15,40 min) and 10,000 -meter run ( 31:06,63 min), while the latter in tenth in the Olympic 2004 Games in Athens aufstellte.

It also regards the Slovenian records in the 10 - km road race ( 32:29 min), the half marathon ( 1:09:22 h) and last but not least in the marathon: 2:27:33 h, placed in their winning the Amsterdam Marathon, 2004.

Other successes are the victory in the marathon of the Mediterranean Games in 1993 at the Vienna City Marathon in 1995, the Florence Marathon 2002 ( with course record ), the Prague Half Marathon 2003 and the Turin Marathon 2004.

In 2005, she finished third at the Seoul International Marathon and the Venice Marathon, 2006 Second in the Rotterdam Marathon. The following year she was third at the Rome Marathon, finishing at the World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka the 30th place.

On March 9, 2008, a positive doping test was conducted at the Slovenian occasion of the Polar Bear Run, a half marathon in Vienna's Prater, performed. The tests were initiated by Wilhelm Lilge, the sports coordinator of Javorniks Club LCC Vienna, to "clarity" to make about them and the LCC also amongst the long-distance runner Susanne Pumper Vienna considering Coursing doping rumors. Both tested positive for erythropoietin ( EPO). Helena Javornik was then provisionally suspended. The Slovenian Association of Athletics Federations said she subsequently released because of concerns over the performed doping analysis.

After the acquittal, the Slovenian competed in the traditional Faakerseelauf. Around 20 other runners, among them Roman Weger and Markus Hohenwarter, then took off their bib numbers and boycotted the race. The Slovenian national championships, she was champion in the 5000 m. She had only one competitor in its course and did not start for the LCC Vienna, but for Betnava Maribor.

The end of July, 2008, the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF appeal against the decision of the National Association for Sport Court (CAS). The provisional suspension, thus raising again in force, so that Javorniki not allowed to start at the Olympic Games in Beijing. In March 2009, the appeal of the IAAF was upheld by the Court of Sport and Javorniki locked for doping to 11 June 2010.