Alptekin's Turkish countrywoman Nevin Yanit is also suspected of cheating.
He is joined by two other previous champions of the 12K race.
He did it thanks to a technicality.
Four runners are in the hunt in the 10K, scheduled for May 11.
Several children are among the top fundraisers among charity runners tied to this weekend’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh
Landon Sanford showed up more than 90 minutes late and still finished 34th in his age group. In every race, there is always one person,
Ultrarunner Charlie Engle was released from federal prison in June. For 16 months stretching from late 2010 to last June, Charlie Engle,
Officials say the act violates a rule regarding excessive celebrations.
They join the American defending champions.
Increased prize money has lured some of the best in the sport.