Simone Alves da Silva, who has the South American women's records for the 5000 and 10000 tested positive for EPO at the Pan Am Games and was withdrawn by Brazil-
Both records set earlier this year-
She was supposed to run the 10000 at Daegu, but it looks like she didn't. Here's an IAAF story about her from earlier this year-
Alves da Silva (Morro do Chapeu, Bahia, 12 September 1984) continued her impressive progression by setting a new 10,000m South American record with 31:16.56 on Wednesday 3 August. Carmen de Oliveira Furtado had recorded the previous best of 31:47.76 at the 1993 IAAF World Championships.
Alves da Silva ran an impressive solo race, passing the 3000m in 9:22.80, and the 5000m in 15:38.24. The performance is even more outstanding, minding that São Paulo is located at 760m above sea level. Later, on Saturday (6), Simone completed the long distance double by taking the 5000m in 15:39.37. The race was slow at the start, and in another great display of her form, Alves da Silva covered the final 3000m in 9:06.47 (her actual PB is 9:09.41).
As an athlete who has come to the sport at a late age (Alves da Silva was first know in 2008 when she ran a Half Marathon in Rio de Janeiro in 1:19:15), Alves da Silva is emerging as a solid name at the global scene. She will run the 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu; currently she is ninth on the 2011 world Lists.
“I have trained very hard in the last two months, hoping that the planning developed by my coach (former Steeplechaser Adauto Domingues) would bring me this wonderful record. I’m just hoping to do even better at the World Championships,” expressed Alves da Silva, who is also the 2011 South American 10,000m and Cross Country champion, and the 5000m record holder (15:18.85 from 20 May 2011).