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Kenya’s Ekiru facing 10-year ban, says AIU

Kenya’s Ekiru facing 10-year ban, says AIU

KENYAN athlete Titus Ekiru is facing a 10-year ban for four charges of anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said. Ekiru has the joint sixth-fastest marathon time of 2:02.57, set en route to winning the Milano City Marathon in 2021. The alleged violations relate to the use of a prohibited substance on two occasions, as well as two cases of tampering with doping control through the submission of falsified medical explanations and documentation. "The 31-year-old's charges stem from AIU investigations into Ekiru's positive in-competition doping tests after marathon victories in the Milano Marathon on 16 May 2021 and the…
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Kenyans Kipyokei, Lempus provisionally suspended for doping

Kenyans Kipyokei, Lempus provisionally suspended for doping

KENYA'S 2021 Boston Marathon winner Diana Kipyokei and compatriot Betty Wilson Lempus have been provisionally suspended for using the banned substance triamcinolone acetonide, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday. Both have also been charged with obstructing the AIU's investigation by providing false information or documentation. "After extensive investigations, the AIU has provisionally suspended two Kenyan marathoners – Diana Kipyokei and Betty Wilson Lempus – and charged them with various breaches of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules," the body said in a statement. "These alleged anti-doping rule violations stem from probes into the information provided by the athletes to…
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