Three-time world champion and former Olympic winner Asbel Kiprop and road race runner Hillary Kepkosgei Yego are Kenyans whose career are on the line as they face disciplinary proceedings by the IAAF Athletics Integrity Unit.
Kiprop and Yego are the two Kenyan targets of the IAAF AIU Unit which began disciplinary proceedings on July 20th, on 120 athletes whose tests found presence of prohibited substance EPO.
Kiprop who won gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, was tested on November
27, 2017 in in the North Rift town of Iten in Kenya, tested positive for EPO in out of competition testing.
The 28-year-old Kenyan alleged his sample “turned positive” because he did not give the testers enough money as inducement to give him a clean bill of health.
In May this year, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) dismissed claims that his sample was tampered with and that officials sent to test him had asked him for cash.
The other Kenyan facing disciplinary proceedings is Yego, 30-year-old Yego, whose CV includes a victory at the 2013 Athens Marathon and 2017 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.