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Abraham Kiptum handed four years ban

Former world half marathon record holder Abraham Kiptum has been handed four years ban for doping.

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Monday said The two time Lagos marathon champion was banned following irregularities that showed up on Kiptum’s biological passport, which is used to track potential doping.

“The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned the long-distance runner for four-years with effect from 28 April 2019,” a statement on Twitter said on Monday.

The Tribunal suspects the 30-year-old Kiptum has of blood doping, but the athlete has denied any form of doping or blood manipulation

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