Four-year ban for runner Kipsang
Paris: Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years after violating antidoping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Friday. Kipsang, who claimed the world record during the 2013 Berlin marathon and is the only person to have beaten current holder Eliud Kipchoge over the distance, was found guilty of “whereabouts failures and tampering by providing false evidence and witness testimony”. The AIU, World Athletics' antidoping arm, said Kipsang's ban would run from January 10 this year, with all results dating back to April 12, 2019, to be scrubbed. Kipsang has a fine marathon pedigree. Winner of a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, the 38-year-old has won marathons in London (2012, 2014), New York (2014) and Berlin (2013) — when he set a then-world record of 2hr 3min 23sec.