Kenya athletes call for anti-doping action


BORGORIA, Kenya: Top Kenyan athletes have called for the national governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the world’s anti-doping body WADA to take action over reports of widespread doping. Former world marathon record-holder Wilson Kipsang, who is also the chairman of the Professional Athletics Association of Kenya, said the reports that more than 800 athletes, including 18 Kenyans, had “suspicious blood test results” between 2001 and 2012 was damaging the reputation of the sport. Earlier this month, leaked results from 12,000 blood tests taken from 5,000 competitors allegedly demonstrated instances of cheating, according to media reports on the database, reportedly created by the IAAF.



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