Two Kenyan athletes suspended for violating Anti-Doping rules

By GameYetu: Tuesday, July 9th 2019 at 16:00 GMT +3 | Athletics
Jacob Kibet Kendagor [Courtesy]

The IAAF has moved to hand Kenyan long-distance runners Joyce Chepkirui and Jacob Kibet suspensions over violation of Anti-Doping rules.

Through a tweet seen by Game Yetu on Tuesday, July 9, the AIU confirmed Kibet and Chepkirui have both been given provisional suspensions.

Kibet is said to have evaded submitting a sample for collection.

Joyce Chepkirui [Courtesy]

Chepkirui, a former Commonwealth Games 10,000-metre champion is said to have had discrepancies in her Athletes Biological Passport (ABP) as well as using ‘prohibited substances’

AIU's website explanation [Courtesy]

"The AIU confirms a Provisional Suspension against Kenyan long-distance runners Jacob Kibet Chulyo Kendagor and Joyce Chepkirui for violations of the @iaaforg Anti-Doping Rules," said the Athletics Integrity Unit in a tweet.

Get the latest sports news updates. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting 'SPORTS' to 22840.


For More of This and Other Sports Stories Subscribe to the Standard Epaper