Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru provisionally suspended over doping

Kenyan marathoner Daniel Wanjiru has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit; AIU for use of a prohibited substance.

Wanjiru clinched the 2016 Amsterdam Marathon and the 2017 London Marathon titles.

The 27-year-old cannot participate in any competition until a hearing has taken place.

According to AIU, Wanjiru, a two-time Prague Half Marathon winner in 2015 and 2016, is accused of breaching Article 2.2 of World Anti-Doping Rules as far as Athlete Blood Passport is concerned, after irregularities were detected in his samples.

Wanjiru holds the Amsterdam Marathon title that he clinched in 2016, where he clocked 2hrs 05mins and 21 seconds.

His last appearance was in the 2019 London Marathon where he finished 11th timing 2hrs 08mins and 40 seconds.

Wanjiru joins the list of some other Kenyan athletes who were suspended including former Marathon World Record Holder Wilson Kipsang who was charged in January for whereabouts failures and tampering, both violations of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.


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