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Milcah Chemos: I was like a mother to Agnes Tirop…

Athletics Kenya athletes representative Milcah Chemos has admitted that the late Agnes Jebet Tirop was hardworking athlete and a very jovial person in her career.

It’s just too painful for me as Milcah, I have been like a mother to Agnes, and she calls me madam every time we talk.

On Monday at around 4:00pm, we talked for two minutes, “I congratulated her and told her that I have a present for you (which I still have it now) and we planned to meet in the course of this week,” said Chemos

We talked about her future on track and how she was ready to take over Hellen Obiri who has moved to the road race.

The reigning Tokyo 5,000m bronze medalist was found dead in her house at the free-area in Iten, Egeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday morning

The Athlete Rep led current and retired athletes to the home of the fallen hero to know exactly what befell their colleague. They included Janeth Jepkosgei, Asbel Kiprop, Kirwa Yego, Eunice Sum among others.

Tears flowed freely as it was hard to believe what they had seen. A young and brilliant soul had been taken away too soon.

Last month, Tirop set a new 10km new world record at the Adizero Road to Records in Herzogenaurach, Germany with the women-only record of 30:01 to win the race.

“I plead with the athletes not to suffer in silence, please open up and share, talk to someone, neighbor or a friend, help will come your way, if only you open up,” Chemos concluded.

Samuel Kalalei banned for four year for doping

The Athletics Integrity Unit has has banned the reigning Athens Marathon champion Samuel Kalalei for four years after testing positive for blood-booster EPO.

Kalalei’s urine sample, which was collected after the Rotterdam Marathon in April, had returned positive for EPO.

The 23-year-old was provisionally suspended by AIU, the independent agency of world athletics ruling body IAAF, on June 4.

The AIU said that all of Kalalei’s results since that event in the Netherlands would now stand disqualified. Kalalei had set a personal best time of two hours 10 minutes and 44 seconds to finish in seventh place.

Kalalei is the third Kenyan athlete to receive a doping ban this year while four further cases are still pending.

They include former Olympic 1500m gold medallist and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop, who was found to have traces of EPO after a test in November 2017.

In the same month, Rio 2016 Olympic women’s marathon gold medallist Jemima Sumgong received a four-year ban.

In September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) said Kenya had a “serious problem” with doping.

A Wada report said that between 2004 and 2018, more than 138 athletes from the east African nation have tested positive for prohibited substances, 113 of them during competitions.

Asbel Kiprop should expect just judgment, says AIU Boss

Three times world 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop’s doping case is expected to conclude with a fair judgment as his case has been referred to the DT. The head of the Athletics Integrity Unit spoke exclusively to Athletics News on various issues touching on doping in the country and globally.

Brett Clothier the head of Athletics Integrity Unit said that although there was no evidence of institutionalized doping in the country, it was still case for serious concern. He also mentioned on Kiprop that although the case is still under review by judges handling the case, AIU was determined to give him a fair hearing and conclusive judgment.

This comes in the wake of Kiprop insisting that the process to take samples from him was marred by irregularities starting with the anti-doping agents calling him prior to testing him which goes against their own internal regulations.

Secondly accusations of extortion from one of the officials have further tainted the whole process since it attacks the integrity of AIU as it goes about its global policing effort of curbing doping amongst athletes.

In May the AIU rejected claims his sample was tampered with and that testers had asked him for money.

‘I could trust them’ – what happened?

Kiprop was tested on 27 November 2017 in Iten, Kenya, having been told the previous night that doping control officers would be visiting.

Although that is against protocol, Kiprop said he did not take it as “something serious” because it had happened before.

The AIU said Kiprop’s sample was not tampered with but said it is “extremely disappointing” he was given advance notice of the test.

In response to Brett, Asbel said, “If at all I earn justice. I’m going to make the best out of my career. I have always not taken things so serious neither bring myself together to realize my full potential. But here I have learned that everything we do we gotta take every step as it counts because in every profession anything can happen anytime. If I earn justice. I will bring all my act together in order to realize my full potential. It will take me over another season to train and get a stable foundation but I believe I will be there. All I pray is to earn justice”.

Kiprop’s failed test dealt another damaging blow to Kenya’s reputation as a middle and long-distance running superpower. Dozens of Kenyans have tested positive for an array of doping substances in recent years. They’ve included big names, among them Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong, Rita Jeptoo, Matthew Kisorio,Agatha Jeruto and Lucy Kabuu.

Sumgong and Jeptoo tested positive for EPO and were banned for four years. Kisorio and Jeruto tested positive for traces of steroids and were banned for two and four years, respectively.

 

Asbel Kiprop and Kisorio exchange blows in Club

Three times World metric mile champion Asbel Kiprop and former Africa Junior 10,000m and 5,000m winner Mathew Kisorio were in a fight in a club in Eldoret town.

According to a video that was posted on social media Kiprop who is facing sanctions for allegedly doping and Kisorio who once served a ban for using banned performance enhancing drugs can be seen exchanging blows.

However, the post which had been posted on facebook was removed by Joe Lennon  a few hours later who apologized to the angry followers for the action.

“Having given it some thought I have decided to delete the post about the Brawl in a Nightclub, sorry guys,” said Lennon in post after removing the video.

Lennon’s action of removing the post drew different reactions with others feeling disappointed saying the duo were public figures and Kenyans needed to know as others welcomed the move saying the athletes privacy needed to be protected.

Reacting to the alleged video, Kisorio has denied being the individual in the video fighting the 2008 Olympic champion.

“I was not anywhere near Eldoret on that day and those circulating rumours insinuating that I was involved in a fight with Asbel are out tarnish my name. We are good friends and have never had any differences,” he said.

According to sources, Kiprop and Kisorio who were on a drinking spree at Mamba Club in the North Rift town allegedly brawled over a woman after altercations at around 2am in the wee hours of Monday morning.

 

Athletics Kenya is corrupt, inept, Says NOCK Official

The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) Marketing Commission official Donald Kipkorir has put Athletics Kenya (AK) on notice citing poor leadership.

Kipkorir accused the AK officials of poor leadership, being corrupt, and self-seekers and having outlived their usefulness.

“Athletics Kenya (AK) is corrupt, inept, parasitic & useless …,” he said from his twitter handle @DonaldBKipkorir.

The lawyer said athletics being the goose that lays the golden egg by virtue of being the sport that brings glory and markets Kenya abroad needs fresh blood to be injected in the federation with a crop of new competent and committed officials.

“Kenya needs a new World Class AK,” he implored.


Kipkorir who is a prominent lawyer in Kenya wondered why the country is an athletics powerhouse in the world but there’s nothing to celebrate about our athletes who have been bringing glory to country in international events.

“Kenya is World Superpower when it comes to Athletics, yet our Athletes are Poor, Miserable, Illiterate & Gullible…” he said.

The lawyer accused AK of the problems facing three times metric mile world champion Asbel Kiprop who is facing a glaring IAAF ban over alleged used banned performance substances.

“Asbel Kiprop is Symptomatic Of all that is wrong with AK ….,” he quipped.

Kenyan politician calls for report into progress of anti-doping law following positive tests

A Kenyan Member of Parliament has called for a report on the anti-doping law as the country attempts to tackle a crisis following several positive tests in athletics.

Kathuri Murungi, a Member of Parliament for South Imenti, claimed an audit should take place to assess the situation.

Kenya introduced criminal laws as part of an anti-doping act back in 2016.

This included the creation of a national testing authority, Anti-Doping Kenya, while it made doping an offence which could be punished by imprisonment.

Revised legislation was published later that year after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) declared the country non-compliant.

The changes led to them being made complaint again in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Murungi reportedly called for the Ministry of Sport to do more to help tackle the crisis, asserting that they and Athletics Kenya need to better assess coaches for their credibility.

He also called for new policies to be introduced to boost Kenya’s reputation following the positive tests.

“The WADA has been issuing incessant sanctions to Kenya for non-compliance and delays implementing the laws pose a threat to our social co-existence and integration globally,” Murungi said, according to All-Africa.

“There are allegations that banned substances are used by athletes in the training camps and this is blamed on both local and international trainers.”

Currently, 18 Kenyans are suspended for breaches of anti-doping rules by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

This includes world 800 metres bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett, who was last week confirmed to have tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO).

Three-time Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo and Jemimah Sumgong, the Olympic marathon gold medallist at Rio 2016, are other high-profile Kenyan athletes who are currently serving suspensions for doping offences.

Reigning Olympic steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet, who now represents Bahrain but continues to train and live in Kenya where she was born, has also been suspended since February following an EPO failure.

A further four are provisionally suspended by the AIU, including Athens Marathon champion Samuel Kalalei, distance runner Lucy Wangui Kabuu and sprinter Boniface Mweresa.

A case is also pending against three-time world champion and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Asbel Kiprop after he tested positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test in November 2017.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) included the distance-running superpower on a list of nations most at risk of doping in July.

It came as part of new regulations by the IAAF Council which put more responsibility on National Federations to deal with the problem.

Kenya and Ethiopia were among four countries included in Category A – member federations the IAAF believe are most likely to have doping problems – along with Belarus, hosts of next year’s European Games, and Ukraine.

Athletics Kenya last week announced the establishment of an Oversight Committee as they seek to tackle the spate of doping cases involving their athletes.

There was a boost earlier this week when it was confirmed that a first East African WADA accredited laboratory had been approved.

Source: insidethegames.biz

Dope Cheat Busted: Vincent Kipchirir 4-Year Ban Upheld

The four-year ban for marathoner Vincent Chepsiror Kipchirir was upheld on Thursday night, becoming the latest Kenyan athlete to be caught in the web of a crisis that threatens to disparage the integrity of the respected distance running nation.

According to the latest sanctions for doping and non-doping violations released by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), the 31 year-old Kipchirir failed an ‘in competition test’ at the Polokwane Mayors Marathon in South Africa on April 30, 2016.

He is banned from competition from November 12, 2016 until November 11, 2020 having been disqualified from running on the day of his infraction.

Kipchirir is largely unheralded in his nation, having made estimated earnings of USD20, 935 (KSh2.107m) from the sport according to the Association of Road Running Statisticians who credited him with 18 career wins largely from small races.

On the material day, Kipchirchir ran 2:23:02 for to cut the tape ahead of local favourite Maputo Lotendo (2:25:54) in first place but his subsequent suspension now sees him stripped of that title.

He ran his career best over the ultimate distance of 2:13:04 in Bonn, Germany in 2008.

Earlier this week, the AIU the independent body which is mandated by world governing body, the IAAF to take charge of the doping control process announced that the first World Anti-Doping Agency accredited lab in East Africa would start operating in September.

Critical step 

The facility serving Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Eritrea is seen as a critical step towards fighting the vice that has spiked to endemic levels in the region particularly in the former nation where over 60 runners have fallen foul of doping violations.

While Kipchirchir’s bust will not set pulses racing, Kenyans are waiting in bated breath for the Disciplinary Tribunal hearing for Beijing 2008 Olympics and three-time men 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop.

AIU confirmed in May that the three-time World Cross champion had tested positive for banned blood booster, EPO and earlier this week, he posted a sordid video on social media featuring him in a compromising position with the wife of his friend and pacemaker, Andrew Rotich.

According to a flurry of social media posts between the erstwhile friends turned bitter love rivals traded accusations with Kiprop alleging Rotich set him up with the AIU, taking his revenge by exposing the affair with his wife.

Before that, Kiprop has strenuously protested his innocence and his hearing is set for London on September 25 having been provisionally suspended pertain to an out of competition test at his home in November last year.

World Championships men 800m bronze winner, Kipyegon Bett, 2006 Commonwealth women 10,000m champion, Lucy Wangui Kabuu and Samuel Kalalei are other Kenyan athletes charged alongside Kiprop in the last two months for dope-related offenses.

Bett faces two charges, finding of EPO in his system from a test conducted in June and evading Doping Control Officers twice.

AIU is also seeking to extend the four year ban meted on women’s Olympics marathon champion, Jemimah Jelagat Sumgong after accusing him of lying over the source of the EPO that saw her handed a four-year ban last year.

Source: sportpesanews.com

 

ASBEL: Woman in Love Triangle Attempts Suicide

The woman whose leaked raunchy sensational pictures photos and video of making love with three times world champion Asbel Kiprop has allegedly tried to commit suicide.

According to sources, Nancy Rotich, who in 2017 was a Jubilee MCA candidate was admitted and later discharged at Eldoret Hospital after she apparently took a poisonous substance after the embarrassing video went viral on social media

Asbel is said to have publicized images of himself and Nancy being involved in sexy escapade so as to get back at Nancy’s husband his pacemaker Henry Rotich for spreading malicious rumours in regard to his alleged use of banned performance drugs.

Asbel Kiprop passionately kissing his friend’s wife( VIDEO)

Multiple World 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop has found himself once again in another scandal, which this time is not doping but having an affair with his friends wife.

in Pictures that were posted online yesterday Kiprop is seen kissing passionately a lady by the name “Nancy Rotich Chepsiya”  who is believed to be his close friends wife.

Here is the Video…

Kipyegon Bett will Loose World Championship Medal if confirmed positive

Reigning world 800m bronze medalist Kipyegon Bett is poised to loose his medal to Briton Kyle Langford in the championships held last year in England.

Bett, the former world under 20 800m champion has tested positive for the banned blood booster Erythropoeitin (EPO).

If his positive test is confirmed, Bett will join a growing list of Kenya athletes to have flouted anti-doping rules. The Milan marathon winner Lucy Kabuu tested positive for morphine earlier this month. Samuel Kalalei, the winner of Athens marathon last November, also tested positive for EPO on 4 June.

Kenyan-born Bahraini runner Ruth Jebet, the 2016 Rio Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion, and former Olympic and three-times world 1,500m champion, Asbel Kiprop, were suspended after their samples tested positive for EPO in February.

Other previous high profile Kenyan athletes who failed dope tests are 2016 Olympics marathon winner Jemima Sumgong and former Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo.