Tokyo Marathon Course Record Holder Sarah Chepchirchir Provisionally Suspended for Doping Ofenses
A coaching spouse of disgraced Rio Olympics gold medalist Jemima Sumgong, Tokyo Marathon direction document holder and Japan all-comers’ document holder Sarah Chepchirchir of Kenya has been provisionally suspended via the Athletics Integrity Unit for use of prohibited ingredients or strategies. Chepchirchir’s suspension follows the announcement closing month of an eight-year suspension for Sumgong for doping-related offenses and an tried coverup.
Both Chepchirchir and Sumgong are represented via agent Federico Rosa, whose different Kenyan purchasers come with two-time Commonwealth Games medalist Lucy Kabuu, suspended closing month for two years for doping, former Boston Marathon direction document holder Rita Jeptoo, who misplaced her name and document with a four-year doping suspension, and previous Olympic 1500 m gold medalist Asbel Kiprop, discovered to have examined sure for EPO.
Should Chepchirchir lose her Tokyo name, Ethiopian Birhane Dibaba will change into each the Tokyo Marathon direction document holder and Japan all-comers’ document holder because of her 2:19:51 win in Tokyo closing yr.
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