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Middle-distance runner Frederic Bruno from Argentina, Bolivian distance runner Vidal Basco and Nigerian sprinter Toby Amusen have received notification from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) of doping charges. Amuson has received a provisional suspension.

Amuson, a 26-year-old sprinter who is a World Champion in the 100-metre hurdles received a notification of a charge. She missed three doping tests within a 12-month period, which is considered the same as a positive doping test. The Charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal and determined before the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August.

The 30-year-old Bruno currently holds two national records, one in the 1500m event with his 2021 performance of 3:36.18 and the South American record in the 5000m of 13:11.57. He is a five-time national champion and South American Championships gold medallist. Bruno tested positive for EPO, the blood booster. He received notification of a provisional suspension, which means he may appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Basco holds four outdoor national records. The 30-year-old tested positive for Clenbuterol. He also received a notification of a charge from the AIU. Basco’s records are in the 3000m steeplechase, 5000m, 10,000m and the half-marathon distance events. Clenbuterol is a non-hormonal anticatabolic agent used to treat asthma.