Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) CEO Japhter Kiplimo Rugut has defended the anti-doping watchdog that they have no hand in the tribulations facing two time london marathon champion Wilson Kipsang.
The former world marathon record holder (2:03.23) last week was handed a four-year ban for a doping violation of whereabouts with Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) saying Kipsang was effective from January 10 2020.
on Sunday, while addressing KTN Kipsang blamed Athletics Kenya (AK) and ADAK as forces behind his woes.
Rugut said the case of Kipsang was handled by AIU and ADAK was not included in the case and he was shocked when they learnt that had turned the heat on them.
“We know that there will always be complaints but in the case of Kipsang we were really surprised because we did not deal with his case which was entirely handled by AIU in Monaco,” said Rugut.
“We also think that he (Kipsang) was aware of the rules because an athlete of his stature must have accustomed himself with the rules. For any athlete in the registered testing pool, the first thing they are taught is to update their whereabouts and all these athletes are aware and that it is very clear,” he said.
The ADAK boss further revealed that they have 56 athletes in their testing pool while 90 Kenyan athletes are in the testing pool of AIU.