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Doping: Kenya In The News Again

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) annoucement on Friday as put Africa middle and long distance giant in spot light again for wrong reason; as another Kenya has been ban for doping violation.

Kenya’s long distance runner, Japhet Kipchirchir Kipkorir has been handed a four-year ban for violation of World Athletics (WA) anti-doping rules.

Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday that it had found Kipkorir guilty of having tested positive to prohibited substance Norandrosterone

Kipkorir’s ban starts on May 11, 2020 for four years and his results dating back to November 10, 2019 will be nullified.

Kipkorir, who finished third at 2011 Gold Coast Marathon in personal best 2:10:50, had been provisionally suspended last month when another Kenyan Mikel Kiprotich Mutai was handed a four-year ban for also testing positive to prohibited substance Norandrosterone.

Mutai and another Kenyan long distance runner Alex Oloitiptip were flagged down on May 13 by AIU for separate violations of anti-doping rules. AIU is yet to determine on Oloitiptip’s case after the athlete was flagged down for his whereabouts violation.

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