ATHLETICS

Doping: Ruth Jebet embroiled in doping

Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet has become the highly profile athlete to be embroiled in doping scandal.

Unconfirmed report as reported by The Guardian  https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/04/ruth-jebet-olympic-champion-drug-test-kenya-bahrain-steeplechase  the Kenyan born turn Bahraini holds the world record over the water and barriers race suggests that Jebet was tested for Erythropoietin (EPO) in her blood.

Last week, Dailysport.co.ke reported that one of the Bahraini star was embroiled in doping.

http://dailysport.co.ke/2018/02/28/big-news-doping-habit-spills-over-to-bahrain/

Athletics Integrity Unit said it was unable to confirm the result of any tests under the World Anti-Doping code.

The 21-year-old is seen as one of athletics’ brightest stars having won a stunning gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics before shattering the world record while still a teenager. She is also a controversial figure in Kenya, having switched allegiances to run for Bahrain after being approached as a 16-year-old and promised a full scholarship to take an animal health degree in the country.

Yet with Jebet spending most of her time training in Kenya, this may raise more questions about how many of the country’s athletes are clean – and whether enough is being done by the authorities to find out.

Story The Guardian

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