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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) got busy on August 4 with apparent cheats Carina Horn from South Africa, Kenyan Joel Mwangi and Ugandan Janat Chemusto.

Janat Chemusto

The 1500-metre specialist Chemusto has been provisionally suspended for testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug (PED) norandrosterone.

The 25-year-old is a two-time national champion (800m, 4 x 400m) and the 2014 Commonwealth Youth Games 3000m bronze medallist. She owns a 1500m best of 4:01.79 and a mile best of 4:20.04.

Her coach is Addy Ruiter and her agent is Jurrie van der Velden.

Ruiter is known for coaching Olympic 5000m champion and world 5000m and 10,000m record-holder Joshua Cheptegei also of Uganda. Ruiter coaches approximately 35 athletes.

Carina Horn

The AIU implemented a decision by the Basque public authorities (a non-signatory) to ban Horn for six years, starting March 13, 2023, for the presence or use of a Prohibited Substance (Clenbuterol). Her results have been disqualified since June 18, 2022.

The sprinter is an eight-time national champion. The 34-year-old owns a 100m best of 10.98. Her season best performances range from 11.17 to nearly 12 seconds for a decade before dropping to 10.98 at 29 in 2018.

Joel Maina Mwangi

The AIU has reprimanded Joel Maina Mwangi from Kenya for breaching the rule regarding Prohibition against Participation during Ineligibility (ADR Rule 10.14.1). The matter stems from Mwangi’s participation in two online courses on the World Athletics’ Education Hub (an e-learning platform) in April and May 2023.

When contacted by the AIU about his actions, the athlete readily apologised for his mistake, explaining he had not realised the courses would be prohibited because they were being organised by World Athletics online and did not involve in-person attendance.

However, the AIU stressed Mwangi must not participate, while banned, in any activity organised by World Athletics or a Member Federation (other than authorised anti-doping education or rehabilitation programmes).

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