World record holder Kipruto banned for six years

World record holder Kipruto banned for six years

Kenya’s 10km road race world record holder Rhonex Kipruto has been banned for six years because of irregularities found in his Athlete Biological Passport.

The 24-year-old will be stripped of his record, which he set in Valencia in 2020, and the 10,000m bronze medal he won at the 2019 World Championships.

He will be banned until May 2029 after being provisionally suspended on 11 May 2023 for violating anti-doping rules.

An ABP is an electronic record which tracks an athlete’s biomarkers over their career. If these markers change dramatically it alerts officials that the athlete might be doping.

The disciplinary panel said it was “comfortably satisfied” the athlete had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

Kipruto can appeal against the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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