Athletics Integrity Unit has banned Kenyan marathon runner Racheal Mutgaa, for three years for the presence and use of a prohibited substance, a violation of the World Athletics.
In a statement shared by AIU on Twitter,” samples picked from the marathoner showed presence and use of a prohibited substance. “Therefore, on 3 August 2021, the AIU notified the Athlete of the Adverse Analytical Finding in accordance with Article 18.104.22.168 of the ISRM, including that the Adverse Analytical Finding may result in Anti-Doping Rule Violations pursuant to Rule 2.1 ADR and/or Rule 2.2 ADR and of the imposition of an immediate Provisional Suspension,” AIU said in a statement.
Mutagaa last race was in May when she competed in the Women’s Marathon in Milan, Italy, where she took the second position.
The 32-year-old made a name for herself when she won the DOZ Lodz Marathon, with the greatest highlight of her career coming in 2019 when she set a course record to win the Hannover Marathon.