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  • Updated: May 17, 2023

Kenya World Record Holder Provisionally Suspended

Kenya World Record Holder Provisionally Suspended


Kenyan athlete and 10-km road race world record holder Rhonex Kipruto has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday.

Kipruto, who also earned a bronze medal in the 10,000m at the 2019 World Championships, broke the 10-kilometre road race world record in 2020.

Kipruto was suspended, according to the AIU, "for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP)."

The Athlete's Biological Passport (ABP) reveals discrepancies that can expose the effects of doping.

The AIU also stated that the 23-year-old runner has received a notification of the charge.

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