Three time World 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop has his focus on the coming Kenya Police Track and Field championships that will be held in April.
Kiprop who has consistently denied ever doping has joined a long list of athletes who have served their term out of competition after they were banned by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) way back in 2018 said he will start from the local races before thinking of moving to major international races.
“Right now, I cannot be trusted by many people but am hoping to start from the beginning. These are the basics that led me to be a world champion. I started from the scratch and that is where I want to start again in this journey of returning to the track,” said Kiprop.
During an emotional interview in Eldoret, the former Olympic 1500m champion said that since he could not train with other athletes, he took his training sessions either at the Eldoret Sports Club or back at his Simat home in Uasin Gishu County.
“This journey is not as easy as people think. Isolation is not good and freedom that many people enjoy, once it has been taken away from you, life changes completely,” said Kiprop.
Kiprop joins world champion Elijah Manangoi, ,(Whereabouts) Sammy Kitwara (Terbutaline), Suleiman Simotwo (Norandrosterone, Eliud Magut (Norandrosterone), Lucy kabuu Wangui (Morphine), Samson Mungai Kagia (Methylprednisolone), Hillary Kipkosgei Yego (Norandrosterone), Alex Korio Oloitiptip (Whereabouts), Philip Cheruiyot Kangogo (Higenamine), James mwangi Wangare (Testosterone), Nicholas Kiptoo Kosgei (Prednisone), Alfred Kipketer (Whereabouts) and Benjamin Ngandu Ndegwa (Norandrosterone).