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Another 'high-profile athlete' fails doping test


Another Kenyan high profile athlete is reported to have failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for a banned substance.

According to Reuters, the chairman of Athletics Kenya said that the sport’s global governing body, IAAF, had found the positive test. However, Jackson Tuwei declined to reveal the identity of the athlete.

Kenya is well known for producing some of the world’s best athletes but some 50 of its athletes have been banned for doping in the last four years.

Last year, IAAF president Sebastian Coe, hinted that the country risks international bans if they do not improve their anti-doping programmes.

Following the warning, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta signed an anti-doping bill into law.


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