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Ex-Marathon World Record Holder Banned For Doping

(FILES) In this file {photograph} taken on August 12, 2012, Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich runs to win bronze within the athletics occasion males’s marathon throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games in London. Olivier MORIN / AFP



Former world marathon report holder Wilson Kipsang was on Friday handed a provisional ban for doping by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

The 37-year-old Kenyan was suspended “for whereabouts failures and tampering”, each violations of World Athletics’ anti-doping guidelines, the AIU introduced on Twitter.

Kipsang claimed the world report when clocking 2hr 3min 23sec within the 2013 Berlin marathon.

He gained the London marathon in 2012 and 2014 when he additionally gained in New York, and he claimed bronze on the 2012 London Olympics.

It will not be the primary time he has fallen beneath the doping radar. In September 2014 he escaped punishment when he missed an out-of-competition drug check.

He dangers a two-year ban for this newest infringement, if confirmed.

The improvement was the newest blow for Kenyan athletics forward of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as he joins the rising record of Kenyan athletes who’ve been suspended for doping offences.

Forty-three athletes, together with the ladies’s 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong and three-time world 1,500m winner Asbel Kiprop had been handed four-year suspensions, and final yr the half marathon world report holder Abraham Kiptum was provisionally suspended for irregularities in his organic passport.

Kenya got here near being banned from the Rio Games in 2016.


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