Kenya suffers setback ahead of Africa Athletic Championships

Kenya suffers setback ahead of Africa Athletic Championships

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 Kenya  has suffered yet another blow  ahead of the Africa athletic Championships after a  reliable athlete failed doping test case.

WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE has established that the runner in question  represented Kenya at the 2013 Moscow and 2017 World Championship wand was nabbed by  by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya.

The athlete won a medal for Kenya from the 2015 African Games and was part of Team Kenya for the 2014 Glasgow and 2017 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The sprinter also represented Kenya at the 2012 Barcelona World Under-20 Championships, the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland and the 2016 Africa Championships in athletics in Durban, South Africa.

He is  one of two short distance runners who have been nabbed for using performance enhancing drugs since the National Championships held June 21-23 at Kasarani.

Three times World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop and Kenyan-born Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold medallist Ruth Jebet from Bahrain were recently handed a life ban after failing the dobbing test.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) confirmed last week that they were investigating Kiprop and Jebet for substance abuse.

 

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