Kenyatta University student Joseph Kariuki Gitau the winner of the 5th edition of the Yoma yangon marathon that was held on 8th January 2017 in Thailand has tested positive of banned performance enhancing substance.
Gitau was sanctioned after the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) upheld the decision by the Anti-doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).
According to the charge sheet in our possession gitau used Deca-durabolin which is a body booster and which is also one of the banned substance.
He confessed to the SDT that the substance that was found in body was a result of the urine sample taken on 8th January 2017 which was in accordance with the Doping Control Form.
The 30 year-old who is studying Physical Education told the SDT bench that he bought the substance from a Phamrmacy in Uchumi House, Temple Road in Nairobi.
Gitau to the SDT bench that he has competed in that race four times, but afetr athletics.co.ke dug deeper into this case we found out that he has participated in that race five times and has won all the races (2013- 2:19.13. 2014- 2:35.49, 2015- 2:22.31, 2016-2:24.42, 2017- 2:34.28)
When reached for comment Anti-doping Agency of Kenya CEO Japhter Rugut said, “the law is taking its place, we warn athlete to run and win clean if not they will face the full wrath of the laid down laws.”
When closing his remarks at the SDT he said, “I accept the judgement and I will assist ADAK to eliminate the sources of the performance enhancing substances.”
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