Cyclist and Triathlete John Cornish Receives two-year Sporting Ban

23 June 2011

We have noticed a huge spike in traffic to this news item on Trizone and wish to pass on our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of John Cornish who sadly passed away on Friday June 22, 2011. For further details please click here.

Cycling Australia’s decision to impose a two-year sanction on cyclist John Cornish for the presence and use of nandrolone was today acknowledged by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

ASADA collected an in-competition sample from Mr Cornish on 12 September 2010 in Camden, NSW, during the Goulburn to Sydney Classic. The sample tested positive for nandrolone, which is an anabolic agent and is prohibited both in- and out-of-competition.

Mr Cornish’s two-year ban, which was backdated to the date of his provisional suspension, means he will be ineligible to participate as an athlete or support person in sport until 19 October 2012.

Mr Cornish’s competition results obtained on 12 September 2010 in the Goulburn to Sydney Classic are disqualified, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

Anabolic agents pose many threats to an athlete’s health and some side effects may include an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can lead to heart disease. Liver disease and infertility can also result from the use of these agents.

Any athletes unaware of their responsibilities are encouraged to seek additional information online at ASADA’s website

John has an impressive resume in short course, long course and Ironman triathlon racing. He is currently a coach with Tri-Alliance in Victoria. He has raced competitively in numerous events such as:


Ironman USA
Ironman Australia
Ironman Arizona
Boise 70.3
Vineman 70.3
Texas 70.3
Canberra Half Ironman 2nd
Tasmanian Half Ironman 2nd
Gold Coast Half Ironman 2nd


Member of Genesys Pro Cycling Team
Herald Sun Tour
Scody Cup 2009 & 2010
Melbourne to Warrnambol
Grafton to Inverell
Tour of Wellington
Tour of Southland
Oceania Time Trial Champs 6th
National Time Trial Champs 10th



Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.