7 April 2017

Kenya: Rio Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong fails IAAF drugs test

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Jemima Sumgong

Rio Olympics champion Jemima Sumgong has failed the IAAF out-of-competition drugs test.

Sumgong tested positive for the banned substance EPO, IAAF said on Thursday.

"We can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) has commenced this week," the IAAF said in a statement.

"The athlete tested positive for EPO (Erythropoietin) following a no-notice test conducted in Kenya.

"This was part of an enhanced IAAF out-of-competition testing programme dedicated to elite marathon runners which is supported by the Abbott World Marathon Majors group."

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