Kiprop won’t defend himself
KENYAN runner Asbel Kiprop said yesterday he would not defend himself against accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
The three-time world champion and 2008 Olympic 1 500m gold medallist, faces a potentially career-ending, four-year ban after testing positive for the blood-boosting drug, Erythropoietin, in an out-of-competition test last November.
He had vowed to clear his name before an International Association of Athletics Federations disciplinary panel in London on June 28. “There’s no point in putting up the fight to clear my name without the support of my managers, my federation and the government,” he said.