Anti-Doping Violation: Kenyan Athlete Rhonex Kipruto Provisionally Suspended
Kenyan athlete and 10-km road race world record holder Rhonex Kipruto has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Wednesday.
Kipruto, who also won a 10,000m bronze medal in the 2019 world championships, broke the 10-km road race world record in 2020.
The AIU said on Twitter that Kipruto had been suspended “for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP)”.
The AIU has provisionally suspended Rhonex Kipruto (Kenya) for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP).
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) May 17, 2023
ABP refers to the Athlete Biological Passport, which shows discrepancies that can reveal the effects of doping. The AIU added that a notice of the charge has been issued to the 23-year-old runner.
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A Provisional Suspension is when an Athlete or other Person is suspended temporarily from participating in any competition or activity in Athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.