Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich has been provisionally suspended after falling foul of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced.
The 37-year-old Kenyan has been charged with two breaches of the rules, believed to be related to whereabouts failures and tampering of a sample.
“The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich of Kenya for whereabouts failures and tampering,” they announced on Twitter.
The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich of Kenya for whereabouts failures & tampering, both violations of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules.
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— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) January 10, 2020
Kiprotich’s management company, VolareSports Running, claimed on Facebook that their client had not tested positive.
“No prohibited substance was found,” the company said.
They claimed tampering “concerns an explanation that was given in the results management process regarding a possible whereabouts failure and does not concern tampering with a doping test itself.”
Kiprotich set the marathon world record time in Berlin in 2013, completing the race in 2 hours 3mins 23sec.
A year earlier, he had won the Olympic bronze medal at London 2012.