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Kipyokei, Lempus suspended for doping

Diana Kipyokei of Kenya
Diana Kipyokei of Kenya

Kenya's 2021 Boston Marathon winner Diana Kipyokei and compatriot Betty Wilson Lempus have been provisionally suspended for using the banned substance triamcinolone acetonide, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday. Both have also been charged with obstructing the AIU's investigation by providing false information or documentation. "After extensive investigations, the AIU has provisionally suspended two Kenyan marathoners - Diana Kipyokei and Betty Wilson Lempus - and charged them with various breaches of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules," the body said. Kipyokei's sample was taken after her victory in Boston last October and the 28-year-old would be stripped of the title if the charges are proven.


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