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• Bahrain Olympic marathon silver medallist officially banned for four years after positive EPO test

The 35-year-old Kirwa was born in Kenya but switched nationality to Bahrain in time to represent them at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she finished the runner-up to Jemima Sumgong. Sumgong is now serving an eight-year ban of her own after she was caught using EPO and for lying to officials. But, like Sumgong, Kirwa will be allowed to keep her Olympic medal because the offense occurred after the race. Kirwa will be banned from May 7 this year until the same date in 2023.

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