Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned Getaye Gelaw from Ethiopia for six years for the presence and use of a prohibited substance (EPO) on multiple occasions, which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.
The sanction includes an additional period of ineligibility of 2 years, due to the seriousness of the offence and the nature of aggravating circumstances. All his results achieved since 05 Sept 2021 is disqualified.
The 2019 DOZ Maraton champion was banned after violating Rule 2 ADR which constitute an Anti-Doping Rule Violation: “2.1 Presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an Athlete’s Sample […] 2.2 Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a Prohibited Substance or a Prohibited Method”
The AIU has banned Getaye Gelaw of Ethiopia for 6 years for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (EPO) on multiple occasions, a breach of the @WorldAthletics Anti-Doping Rules. Details here: https://t.co/2SkOuQEEdr #AIUNews pic.twitter.com/S6OnKq6liY
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) May 16, 2022