Kenyan runner Florence Chepsoi receives group service sentence for faking paperwork in doping investigation

Kenyan runner Florence Chepsoi receives group service sentence for faking paperwork in doping investigation

The 36-year-old marathon runner was banned for 2 years in 2017 for utilizing performance-boosting drug Prednisolone.

Kenyan runner Florence Chepsoi receives community service sentence for faking documents in doping investigation

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Nairobi: Kenyan long-distance runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi has obtained a one-year group service sentence for faking paperwork as a part of her defence on a doping cost, the Anti-Doping Affiliation of Kenya (ADAK) introduced.

She turns into the primary Kenyan athlete to be discovered responsible in a prison court docket.

The decision was handed down after the trial in Eldoret following an investigation lasting a variety of years.

The 36-year-old marathon runner was banned for 2 years in 2017 for utilizing performance-boosting drug Prednisolone.

She was discovered responsible of offering false medical data from Eldoret’s Uasin Gishu Hospital to help her defence case when she appeared earlier than the Kenyan Sports activities Disputes Tribunal.

“The Uasin Gishu district hospital confirmed that these medical paperwork had been solid, and that the athlete had not been handled on the stated hospital,” ADAK stated in an announcement.

Over 60 Kenyan athletes have been suspended within the final 5 years for doping offences, together with whereabout failures, a violation of the World Athletics anti-doping guidelines.

Kenya’s 2016 Olympic girls’s marathon champion Jemima Sumgong is serving a prolonged ban after she was discovered to have falsified medical paperwork in an try and tamper with a optimistic check for EPO.

Sumgong, the primary Kenyan lady to win an Olympic marathon, examined optimistic for the blood-booster in an out-of-competition check 5 months after successful gold in Rio.

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