Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong who was banned by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) for four years for using prohibited substance, recombinant Erythropoietin (EPO) has finally come out to apologize to Kenyans.
Sumgong tested positive for EPO (Erythropoietin) following a no-notice test conducted by the IAAF in Kenya.
This was part of an enhanced IAAF out-of-competition testing program dedicated to elite marathon runners which is supported by the Abbott World Marathon Majors group.
Speakinge through her twitter handle on Friday she said, “I’m sorry to all my family and my team. Four years I’ll be back.”
Sumgong, 32, had a stellar 2016, winning the London Marathon in April then claiming the elusive Olympic gold in Rio despite being disturbed by a protester on the course.
She will serve her four year ban from April 3 which was the initial date that she was