Abraham Kiptum suspended four years for suspected doping

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The Athletics Integrity Unit on Monday announced their latest athlete suspension due to doping in Kenyan Abraham Kiptum. He has been given a four-year suspension.

The ban was handed down because of irregularities in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), used to track anomalies in athlete blood profiles.

“The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned the long-distance runner for four-years with effect from 28 April 2019,” a statement on Twitter said on Monday.

He is the former World half-marathon record holder.

The Tribunal suspects the 30-year-old Kiptum of blood doping. He denies doping or blood boosting.

He set the half-marathon record in Valencia in 2018 at 58:18. He has also run a marathon in the time of 2:05:26 in Amsterdam in 2017.