International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) Integrity Unit (AIU) suspends Kenyan marathoner for allegedly doping.

The world governing Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has suspended the 2006 Commonwealth Games 10,000m gold and 5000m bronze medalist Kenya’s, Lucy Wangui Kabuu, after testing positive for banned narcotic Morphine.

She tested positive in April this year at the EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon where she came from behind to take a close win in the women’s race in 2:27:02 holding off her compatriot Vivian Jerono Kiplagat by six seconds in the final two kilometres.

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According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), Kabuu’s suspension was effected on August 1 , 2018, after her blood samples showed presence of Morphine which is a prohibited substance under Article 2.1 of the WADA Anti Doping rules.

“#NEWS @AIU_Athletics has issued a Notice of Charge against Lucy Wangui for a violation of Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules.

The Kenyan marathon runner has been Provisionally Suspended from all competition,” a statement on the AIU official twitter feed said on afternoon Friday 3. August.

Since 2011, the Japan based Kabuu, has competed and won at the Great North Run in England and the Delhi Half Marathon in India .

She made her marathon debut in 2012 and became the eighth fastest woman ever with a time of 2:19:34 hours for second place at the Dubai Marathon in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Before graduating into road race running, she was a team silver medal winner at the 33rd IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2005, held at St Galmier’s Hippodrome Joseph Desjoyaux, France.

Source: athletics.co.ke and Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

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