From Inside the Games
Ethiopia’s African Games 10,000-metres champion Berehanu Tsegu has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), it has been announced.
Tsegu was still a teenager in August when he won the African Games title in Rabat.
The previous month he set a personal best of 27:00.73sec for 10,000m in Hengelo in The Netherlands.
Tsegu had run 27:56.81 when claiming victory at the African Games ahead of Eritrea’s Aron Kifle and Ethiopian team-mate Jemal Yimer.
They are now set to be promoted to the gold and silver medal positions, with Edwin Soi of Kenya moving from fourth to the bronze.
Tsegu, who turned 20 on Sept. 30, also placed third at the Copenhagen half-marathon last month when a world record of 58:01 was set by Kenyan runner Geoffrey Kamworor.
Tsegu clocked a personal best of 59:22.
It was the third time he had run under 60 minutes this year having previously clocked 59:42 in Lisbon in March and 59:56 in Yangzhou in April.