Athletics Integrity Unit (aiu) has slapped Agnes Jeruto Barsosio from Kenya with five years doping ban for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method – ABP case, which is a violation of the World Anti-doping rules.
The 41 year-old who joins her sister Stella Barsosio who was banned in February this year for two years by the Anti-doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), for Presence of prohibited substances trimetazidine, will serve her five year term from September 6, 2023 and her results since 9 May 2022 disqualified, Consequences, including the forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, points, prizes and appearance money.
Barsosio was nabbed by the hawked eye AIU agents before and after her participation in the Nairobi City Marathon in August 2022 and late October and early November 2022 (within two weeks of a planned marathon competition).
Following review of the ABP Documentation Package and the First Joint Opinion in accordance with Article C.5.2 ISRM, on 16 May 2023, the AIU notified the Athlete of the Adverse Passport Finding and invited the Athlete to provide a detailed written explanation for the Adverse Passport Finding by no later than 26 May 2023.
The AIU has banned Agness Jeruto Barsosio (Kenya) for 5 years, from 6 September 2023, for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP case). DQ results since 9 May 2022.
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) September 11, 2023
Barsosio who is the reigning champion of the Nairobi City Marathon also violated another rule of participating in a race while on suspension. This might be reviewed and a harsher penalty might follow of maximum six years she was supposed to serve and two years for racing while under suspension. she went against the rule (ADR Rule 10.14.1) that prohibits an athlete from participating in any World Athletics event during Ineligibility .