Kenyan 2021 Boston Marathon winner suspended for Doping!

[SIZE=7]Diana Kipyokei, winner of 2021 Boston Marathon, suspended for doping[/SIZE]
Associated Press

October 14, 2022


The woman who won the Boston Marathon last year has been provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping policies, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Friday. She could also lose her title as the female winner of the 2021 race.

Diana Kipyokei, of Kenya, was tested on Oct. 11, 2021 — the day of the marathon — and was found to have a prohibited substance, “a metabolite of triamcinolone acetonide,” in her system, according to the AIU, which governs drug testing and other potential integrity violations for the sport. She was also accused of attempting to tamper with doping control, “including obstructing or delaying the AIU’s investigation through the provision of false information or documentation.”

The AIU said 10 Kenyan athletes have been charged with using triamcinolone acetonide within the last year. o_O:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey places a wreath on womens winner Diana Kipyokei, of Kenya at the 125th Boston Marathon i
n Boston, Massachusetts, on Oct. 11, 2021. / Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images© Provided by CBS News

The AIU said in its Friday press release that triamcinolone acetonide is banned in competitions because it can “potentially enhance performance and be harmful to health.” The ban covers all methods for administering the substance, which include oral, rectal and all injectable routes. However, the AIU noted, the substance, when administered via injection, was not banned at the time of the 2021 marathon. That rule was enacted at the start of 2022.

The AIU said that if an athlete was to use that type of substance, they would need to have submitted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) or proof that they did not administer it through a prohibited route. Failure to produce a TUE or other proof is an anti-doping rule violation, the organization said.

In response to the AIU’s report, the Boston Athletics Association announced Friday that Kipyokei’s result would be disqualified “pending the completion of relevant athlete appeals processes.”
“The B.A.A. is committed to providing a fair environment for competition and supports all measures that ensure the integrity of the sport,” it said in a statement.
Pending Kipyokei’s sanction, the BAA said it will adjust the 2021 Boston Marathon rankings and prizes.

Another Kenyan runner, Betty Wilson Lempus, also tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide after running — and winning — the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris in September 2021, the AIU said in its press release. Although she was cleared of the doping charge, she is accused of attempting to tamper with doping control.

They are aggressively testing Kenyans now. At least 20 Kenyan runners have failed tests this year. I think organizers fear that if Kenyans win marathons all the time, the races will become boring and sponsors will leave.
Mind you 60% of athletes admit doping. But Kenyans are tested more than anyone else.

so it’s true they are doping ?

Over 60% of track athletes are doping. Kenyans are not innocent either.

stupid thugs , doping then kuharibia kina Kipchoge jina

[SIZE=7]Record holder Kipruto becomes latest Kenyan athlete suspended over doping[/SIZE]
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Kenya’s 10 kilometres road race world record holder Rhonex Kipruto became the latest Kenyan athlete to be suspended for a doping offence on Wednesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

The AIU said the 23-year-old – who won 10,000 metres bronze in the 2019 World Championships – had been “provisionally suspended” for the “use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP)”.

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The ABP (Athlete Biological Passport) can show discrepancies that can reveal the effects of doping.
Kipruto set the 10km record of 26 minutes 24 seconds in Valencia in 2020 – he finished a disappointing ninth in the 10,000m at the Olympics in 2021.
Close to 70 Kenyan athletes – mainly distance runners – have been banned in the last five years for drugs offences in a crisis that has tarnished the East African track and field powerhouse.
In March, AIU head Brett Clothier warned during a visit to Kenya that the international anti-doping body was stepping up its investigations and testing in the country.
The AIU also said in April that Kenyan athletes were being assisted in covering up doping offences by a “medically-savvy operation”.
Its claims followed an investigation into falsified medical documents from marathon runner Betty Wilson Lempus and 800m specialist Eglay Nalyanya.
Lempus was given a five-year doping ban in January while Nalyanya was suspended this month for eight years for using a prohibited substance.
Kenya reacted by promising on April 20 it would more than triple the annual drug testing of athletes.
Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba said Kenya was targeting 3,445 tests a year – compared to the current 1,000 – for its 37,900 athletes and support personnel.

The plans were unveiled in a report issued by an anti-doping steering committee set up in December 2022, after the government announced it was committing $5 million a year over five years to try to combat drug abuse in the sport.
The committee also announced proposals to beef up its investigation mechanisms and monitoring of athletes, with, for example, biological passports, as well as developing educational programmes.
The body is made up of representatives from Athletics Kenya, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), the AIU and the Kenyan sports ministry.
Kipruto rose into the limelight in 2018 when he won gold in men’s 10,000m at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, beating Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo with Berihu Aregawi of Ethiopia settling for third place.
Kipruto would then graduate into the senior ranks in style, claiming bronze at the Doha Worlds in 2019.
He trains in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County under Bro Colm O’Connell.
In January, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) published a list of 20 sportsmen and women they had provisionally suspended for doping rules violations.
The list that had mostly athletes also cut across football, judo and bodybuilding.
They included former Africa and African Games 10,000m champion Alice Aprot, two-time Africa high jump champion Matthew Sawe, and the 2021 World mixed shuttle hurdles relay silver medallist Priscilla Tabunda.
Others were 800m athlete Michael Saruni, 2012 Boston Marathon third-place finisher Georgina Rono and the 2014 World 4x800m Relay champion Agatha Jeruto.