Wilson Kipsang former marathon world record holder banned for four years

The 38-year-old has run as fast as 2:03:13 claimed that he missed a test in May last year as a result of being caught behind an overturned truck, however, a photograph he produced as evidence was later discovered to have come from an accident that took place more than three months later than the date of the missed test. 

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Two-time London Marathon winner and former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

“The World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal has banned long-distance runner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya for four years with effect from Jan. 10, 2020 for whereabouts failures and tampering by providing false evidence and witness testimony,” the AIU said in a statement.

He has missed at least four drug tests in a 12-month period from April 2018 to May 2019. Additionally, he allegedly posted a fake photo.

He was provisionally suspended in January for missing three tests and tampering with samples.

Three missed drug tests in one year is equal to a failed doping test.

The 38-year-old has run as fast as 2:03:13 claimed that he missed a test in May last year as a result of being caught behind an overturned truck, however, a photograph he produced as evidence was later discovered to have come from an accident that took place more than three months later than the date of the missed test.

A year earlier, Kipsang had also claimed that a landslide caused by heavy rain led to him missing another test. Investigators found no evidence of the landslide at that time.

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