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Kenyan marathon runner Philip Sanga Kimutai is the latest athlete to be suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after testing positive for banned drugs.
The 36-year-old is facing a four-year ban for testing positive for testosterone.
Kimutai’s has run the marathon as fast as 2:06:07 during the 2011 Frankfurt Marathon. In 2018, his best performance was during the Gold Coast Marathon where he finished fifth in the time of 2:11:44. He has run the half-marathon 60:57 in 2014 from Ostia, Italy.
From Inside the Games:
Kimutai is the 43rd Kenyan athlete to be currently suspended for doping.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Vincent Kipsegechi Yator failed a test for anabolic steroids prednisone and prenisolone.
Athletes banned include Jemima Sumgong, winner of Kenya’s first Olympic gold medal in the women’s marathon when she crossed the line first at Rio 2016, who tested positive for the blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).