Samuel Kalalei embroiled in doping menace

Reigning Athens marathon champion Samuel Kalalei becomes the third Kenyan runner within ten days to use banned substances.

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Kalalei has been suspended by The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after he tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO).

Last Saturday, Lucy Kabuu was suspended for doping as well, Boniface Mweresa as well as Asbel Kiprop.

In Tuesday’s ruling, the AIU committee said Kalalei had tested positive for banned substance EPO and as a result was guilty of violating Article 2.1 of their anti-doping rules.

On their website the 24 year old Kalalei has been listed as exhibiting prohibited substance in his body. The athlete has been in fine form clocking a time of 2:12:17 in the Greek capital of Athens.

His fine form also saw him finish a commendable seventh given his age in Rotterdam in April in a time of 2:10.44.

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