Athletics Kenya senior vice president in-charge of competitions Paul Mutwii has come to defend the athletes saying Kenyan runners train hard and they win fairly when they compete against the world.
Mutwii while speaking to athletics.co.ke said, “Our athletes are clean and they win fairly after putting a lot of efforts in their training”.
Few days ago Rosa Associatti suspended three of their top notch athletes that included ,Paris Marathon champions Purity Rionoripo, Visiline Jepkesho and Tokyo Marathon winner Sarah Chepchirchir due to allegation that they were suspected to have used the banned substance.
Another major reason that the trio were suspended was for suspiciously associating with reigning Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong who is suspected to have doped by using the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO).
“I urge our runners that whenever they are sick and seek medical treatment that they first alert the Doctor that they are active runners so that the Doctor is able to treat them without using the banned medicines,” Mutwii concluded.
In 2015 IAAF suspended the then Ak president the late Isaiah Kiplagat, David Okeyo the then Vice president and Joseph Kinyua who was the former treasurer for potential subversion of the Anti-doping control process in Kenya.