Kenyan long-distance runner Joyce Chepkirui slapped with 4-year doping ban

Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui celebrates winning the final of the women's 10,000m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 29, 2014. [AFP, Adrian dennis]

Joyce Chepkirui, a Kenyan long-distance runner has received a 4-year-ban after being found guilty of an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) violation.

33-year-old Chepkirui was provisionally suspended in 2019 after being found to have discrepancies in her Athletes Biological Passport (ABP) as well as using ‘prohibited substances’

Chepkirui won the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 at Glasgow and was also victorious over the same distance in Marrakech the same year.

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