Kenya’s Kabuu to be charged with doping

Just a few months after the Athletics Integrity Unit suspended multiple world 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop over doping charges on allegation of using banned substance EPO, another high profile Kenyan athlete, Lucy Kabuu has also been handed a provisional suspension for using prohibited substances.

According to the AIU, Kabuu’s suspension was effected on August 1 after her blood samples showed presence of Morphine which is a prohibited substance under Article 2.1 of the Anti Doping rules.

“ @AIU_Athletics has issued a Notice of Charge against Lucy Wangui for a violation of Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules. The #Kenyan #marathon runner is has been Provisionally Suspended from all competition,” a statement on the AIU official twitter feed said on Friday afternoon.

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 IAAF Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.

Kabuu, the 2006 Commonwealth Games champion returned to action this year after a prolonged season out and won the Milano Marathon in April.

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