NAIROBI: Former 1,500 meters world champion Elijah Manangoi of Kenya has been handed a two-year ban after lacking three assessments below whereabouts guidelines, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) stated on Friday.
Manangoi was provisionally suspended in July for the violations and the AIU stated his ban will come into impact “on the date of the third Whereabouts Failure” from December 22, 2019.
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The ruling means “disqualification of all aggressive outcomes obtained by the athlete since 22 December 2019 with all ensuing penalties, together with the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, factors prizes and look cash,” AIU stated within the assertion.
Manangoi joins a listing of Kenyan athletes who’ve been sanctioned lately, together with 2008 Olympic 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, former Boston and Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo and 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong.