Kenyan Marathoners Suspended for Doping

On top of last month's suspensions

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5 Kenyan runners have been cited for doping in the last two months.     Photo: Maxisport/Shutterstock

Athletics Kenya announced Thursday that marathon runners Salome Jerono Biwott and Jynocel Basweti Onyancha have been suspended for two years after testing positive for banned substances.

The dominant Kenyan running squad has taken a big hit in the last two months. In February, the organization suspended Wilson Erupe Loyanae and Nixon Kiplagat Cherutich for two years. Moses Kiptoo Kurgat was suspended for one year.

"The number is growing and we are not happy about the statistics," David Okeyo, Athletics Kenya's secretary general, said. "We only hope that the culprits remain at a manageable level and that the (doping) issue is not as widespread as previous reports have indicated."

Via Chicago Tribune

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