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Diana Kipyokei and Betty Wilson Lempus suspended for taking triamcinolone

Diana Kipyokei and Betty Wilson Lempus suspended for taking triamcinolone

Marathoner Diana Chemtai Kipyokei, winner in Boston in 2021, and her compatriot Betty Wilson Lempus have been provisionally suspended for anti-doping rule violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) introduced on Friday, as instances come of Kenya are multiplying.

The 2 athletes are accused of tampering with proof and obstructing the process, specifically due to using false paperwork, after having examined constructive in 2021 for triamcinolone, a glucocorticoid nonetheless approved in sure varieties in 2021, earlier than being completely banned since January in competitors.

The twenty second and twenty third athletes from Kenya suspended

Diana Chemtai Kipyokei (28) received the Boston Marathon in October 2021, one of many six main marathons, after which she was examined with triamcinolone. Betty Wilson Lempus (31) had received the Paris half-marathon in September 2021.

The 2 suspensions come three days after that of their compatriot trailer Mark Kangogo, fallen winner of Sierre-Zinal in August, additionally managed with triamcinolone. Kipyokei and Lempus are the twenty second and twenty third athletes from Kenya suspended in 2022: their nation has been ranked since 2016 in class A on the watch listing of world athletics and the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA).

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