• Elite Kenyan Runner Rutto Banned for 4 Years for Doping Violations
» Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Article source: Watch Athletics
Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) banned Kenyan elite runner Cyrus Rutto after testing positive for doping.
In April, Rutto was suspended from athletics after his athlete biological passport (ABP) indicated possible drug use. The (ABP) programme collects and compares biological data to detect similarities over time, which can indicate possible doping.
After deeper investigation, (AIU) charged Rutto for doping and banned him from sports for 4 years.
At 2017 World Athletics Championships in London Rutto finished 13th in the 5,000 metres final. The 27-year-old Kenyan holds personal best in the 5000m of 13:03.44.
Rutto's mentor was Patrick Sang, a coach Eliud Kipchoge who on October 12 this year became the first man in history to break 2 hours in the marathon.
Just less than a week ago, Abraham Kiptum, the half marathon World record holder, recieved 4-year doping ban because of abnormalities in his ABP.
Currently, there are 44 Kenyan athletes who are serving a doping ban. Between 2004 and August 2018, 138 Kenyan athletes tested positive for doping.
Read the full (AIU) statement here.
• 04 July 2020
Armand Duplantis Clears Pole Vault WL 5.94m in Gothenburg
World indoor record-holder Armand Duplantis (SWE) set a new World pole vault lead of 5.94m at the Bauhaus Jumps Challenge in Gothenburg on Saturday.Another highlight was the men's...
• 03 July 2020
Kipsang Banned for four Years for Anti-Doping Rule Violation
The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal (WADT) banned former marathon World record holder Wilson Kipsang for four years for violating anti doping rule."Disciplinary Tribunal has...
• 01 July 2020
Bowerman Track Club Intra-Squad Meet Produces World Leading Marks
On late Monday night, the US-based Bowerman Track Club hosted an intra-squad track meet in Portland, Oregon.The meet which had only four events (men's and women's 1500m and 5000m)...
• 26 June 2020
RunCzech Adds Two Road Races to its Summer Schedule
RunCzech adds other 2 races to its summer season schedule. Registrations for Runway Runs in Karlovy Vary and České Budějovice have been open since several days, and now we can...
• 24 June 2020
Mo Farah to Attempt 1 Hour World Record in Brussels
The four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will attempt to break Haile Gebrselassie’s 1 hour World record of 21,285kmat the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on September 4.Farah...
• 23 June 2020
Hamburg Marathon Plans to Host Event as Scheduled on September 13
The Haspa Hamburg Marathon is scheduled to go ahead on September 13 with both elite and mass races. The news was announced by the organizers at a press conference today where...