International Athletics

Kipsang misses dope test

2014-12-17 07:08
Wilson Kipsang (File)

Nairobi - Kenya's former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been notified of a missed dope test by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Athletics Kenya said on Tuesday.

The notification followed the failure by Kipsang, the 2012 Olympic medallist and New York marathon champion to appear for an out-of-competition test in Kenya on November 11.

However AK said Kipsang explained the reasons for his failure to submit to the test and the IAAF "was satisfied that all criteria under the IAAF Anti-Doping regulations were met, and subsequently it has been determined that a Missed Test should be recorded against Mr Kipsang, in accordance with IAAF rule 35.18.

"At this stage, the athlete is advised that, in accordance with the IAAF Anti-Doping regulations (paragraph 6.2 (d) he has the right to request an administrative review.

"A written submission for the appeal must be received not later than December 24 2014," the AK said in the press statement.

In 1993, the IAAF banned Kenya's five-time world cross country champion John Ngugi for four years for refusing to submit to an out-of-competition test.

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