5 February 2013

Kenya: AK Wants to Factor in Dobe Testing At Local Races

ATHLETICS Kenya (AK) want athletes tested for Performance enhancing medication in all the races organised in the country. Federation's vice president, Jack Tuwei, said the race organisers should ensure athletes undergo dope testing especially in major events to ensure no athlete is using the prohibited substances to enhance their performances.

Tuwei said he was surprised that dope testing was not conducted during the Nike Discovery Kenya Half Marathon over the weekend in Eldoret yet it is one of the top races in the country.

Tuwei said despite AK policy emphasising on the need of dope testing, little efforts have been made by race organisers to honour the directive. "Our athletes are running clean but we want to keep vigil by doing dope testing to discourage anyone who is planning to use the banned substance.

We will not allow some of these races to go on unless there is proper plans for dope testing," Tuwei added. He said there is team that has been formed to investigate the matter and the report will be out soon.

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