World 3000m steeplechase record holder and Olympic gold medallist Ruth Jebet is among more than 100 track and field athletes and coaches who are facing disciplinary proceedings for doping offences, the Athletics Integrity Unit has announced.
The 21-year-old Jebet, who competes for Bahrain and who was hailed as “Golden Ruth” when she won the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at Rio Olympics, had tested positive for the blood booster EPO.
This is the first official confirmation that disciplinary proceedings are being pursued, this follows the introduction of a new public disclosure policy by the Athletics Integrity Unit to protect the integrity and reputation of the sport of athletics by prioritizing transparency with regards to its operations and handling of cases.
Another Kenyan turned Bahrain, Violah Jepchumba, who ran the third-fastest half-marathon in history, is also mentioned on the list. It is also been revealed that the 27 year-old is fighting a four-year ban for doping offences.