Kip­sang re­ceives four-year ban

The Irish Times - - Sports -

Two-time Lon­don Marathon win­ner Wil­son Kip­sang has been banned from ath­let­ics for four years for vi­o­lat­ing anti-dop­ing rules.

An­nounc­ing the de­ci­sion yes­ter­day, the Ath­let­ics In­tegrity Unit said that World Ath­let­ics’ dis­ci­plinary tri­bunal had sus­pended the 38-year-old for “where­abouts fail­ures and tam­per­ing by pro­vid­ing false ev­i­dence and wit­ness tes­ti­mony”.

Kip­sang – a for­mer world record holder and Olympic bronze medal­list – has had the ban back­dated to Jan­uary 10th. The Kenyan was ac­cused of miss­ing tests or fail­ing to pro­vide where­abouts in­for­ma­tion on four oc­ca­sions, with all of his re­sults since April 12th, 2019, scrapped.

Kip­sang, also a win­ner of marathons in New York, Ber­lin and Toyko, is the only man to beat cur­rent record holder Eliud Kip­choge over the dis­tance.

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