Wilson Kipsang starts his AIU ban after doping scam

Monday, January 13th, 2020 00:00 |
Kenyan marathoner Wilson Kipsang. Photo/PD/FILE

Former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang might go down as one of the biggest drug cheat of the year after he was provisionally suspended by the World Athletics body- Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Friday night.

Kenya ended last year with 15 athletes who failed performance enhancement tests, a list that was headlined by former Olympics 1,500m Champion Asbel Kiprop.

The latest development now means that Kipsang who bagged two London marathon titles in 2012 and 2014, the 2013 Berlin marathon, 2014 New York City marathon and 2017 Tokyo marathon, not to forget the 2012 Olympic bronze medal, will make the country remain among the doping watch list category for the time being.

The man who shattered the world record by clocking 2:03:23 at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, has been handed suspension allegedly for whereabouts failure going by article 2.4 of the World Anti-Doping (WADA) code.

The 37-year-old has been adjudged to have contravened article of 2.5 of the WADA code that entails-tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control.

Whereabouts information gives the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) the ability to locate athletes with no notice.

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