Kenya’s Kipyokei, Rionoripo handed doping bans, Lempus additionally charged

Published:Mar 9, 202412:46
Kenya’s Kipyokei, Rionoripo handed doping bans, Lempus additionally charged

Kenya’s Diana Kipyokei has been disqualified because the 2021 Boston Marathon ladies’s winner after being handed a six-year ban for utilizing the prohibited substance triamcinolone acetonide, the Athletics Integrity United (AIU) stated on Tuesday.

Compatriot Purity Rionoripo has been banned for 5 years after testing constructive for the banned diuretic furosemide, whereas fellow Kenyan Betty Wilson Lempus has been charged with the presence of triamcinolone acetonide.

All three athletes have additionally been charged with obstructing the AIU’s investigation by offering false data or documentation.

The set of bans comes a day after Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo, and street runners Maiyo Johnstone Kibet and Alice Jepkemboi Kimutai have been handed three 12 months bans for substance use.

Triamcinolone acetonide, a substance prohibited in competitors when administered in sure methods, falls underneath the banned class of glucocorticoids, generally used as therapeutic substances in sports activities.

Their use is permitted if athletes can produce an exemption or proof that administration shouldn't be via a prohibited route.

Furosemide shouldn't be recognized to be efficiency enhancing itself, however can be utilized to masks the usage of other forms of doping, in response to the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA).

Kipyokei’s pattern was taken after her victory in Boston final October. Her interval of ineligibility began on June 27 this 12 months and her outcomes have been disqualified since and together with Oct. 11, 2021.

Furosemide was present in Rionoripo’s urine in an out-of-competition check on Might 30 in Kenya, the AIU stated.

Rionoripo stated she was prescribed medicine to deal with an ankle damage and introduced supporting documentation however the AIU stated its investigations revealed she had altered her prescription type to incorporate Lasix, the business identify for furosemide.

Lempus, 31, was examined following her win on the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris in September final 12 months.

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Publish date: 2022-12-20 22:14:26
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