ADAK hands Kiplagat four years ban

Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) has banned Stephen Kipchirchir Kiplagat for years for violating anti-doping rules.

Kiplagat was found to have used Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)/Pregnanediol, Androsterone and Etiocholanolone and was handed four years ban after he was provisionally suspended in March 2023.

Kipchirchir claimed he had used traditional medicine given to him by his mother but also later testified that he visited to a pharmacy whose contact he lost after the loss of his phone under unfortunate circumstances.

However, he failed to prove that he did not willingly commit an Anti-Doping Rule Violation or that the violation committed was intentional, among other things that were being considered, leaving the tribunal with no option but to slap him with a ban.

Kipchirchir has featured in a number of road races such as the Running Loire Valley, Tours in France, which he won in 2019, the same year he ran the Sevilla Marathon as well as the Eldoret City Marathon

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