Comrades Marathon winner Ludwick Mamabolo would know by mid-January if the doping charges against him would be withdrawn, according to a report on Saturday.
An independent tribunal reserved judgment on Friday, after Mamabolo's legal team applied for the case against him to be withdrawn, Beeld reported.
Mamabolo tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after he won the annual 89 kilometer ultra-marathon in Durban in June.
Advocate Gilbert Marcus SC, for Mamabolo, said there were too many mistakes with the process when his client was tested after the marathon.
Marcus reportedly pointed out 14 irregularities to the tribunal.