Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has handed former London marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru four years for violations of anti doping rules.
The 2017 London Marathon winner was provisionally suspended on April 14 after anomalies with his Athlete Biological Passport, the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules where his ban takes effect from December 9, 2019.
Following such decision, his results like Vitality Big Half Marathon in London in March, his 11th placing at London Marathon in April and 11th placing at the Kenya Police Championships in July.
He defeated Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele to win London Marathon victory in 2017 before finishing eighth in the 2017 London World Championships.
He was tested 16 times between April 20, 2017 and April 29, 2019 of which blood sample 14 was taken on March 9, 2019, a day he flew to London.
He joins other big names who have been banned like former Olympic Games marathon bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang, Patrick Siele, former Barcelona marathon winner Philip Kangogo, Mercy Kibarus, Kenneth Kipkemoi, Alex Oliotiptip, Mikel Kiprotich Mutai, Vincent Kipsegechi Yator and Peter Kwemoi after taking prohibited substances.
There are cases still pending this year including that of 2017 World 1,500m champion Elijah Manang’oi, 2014 World Under-20 800m champion Alfred Kipketer, and James Kibet