Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot, Ronald Kwemoi, Jakub Holusa,
ATHLETICS

Asbel Kiprop: I will prove that I am a clean athlete

Asbel Kiprop has denied reports that he failed out of competition test and will prove it that HE IS A CLEAN ATHLETE.

Talking to BBC, the 28-year-old three-time world champion denied the report after he was reportedly tested positive for banned blood-boosting agent Erythropoietin (EPO).

Kiprop finished second at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but was upgraded to gold when Bahrain’s Rashid Ramzi failed a drug test.

In a statement he said he would not “ruin” his career by doping.

“I have been at the forefront of the fight against doping in Kenya – a fight I strongly believe in and support,” said Kiprop, who has run the fifth fastest 1500m of all time.

“I would not want to ruin all I have worked for since my first international race in 2007. I hope I can prove that I am a clean athlete in every way possible.”

Source BBC Sport-

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