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Jeptoo demands for Sample B to prove doping innocence

Updated: 2014-12-16 09:12

Philip Kibiwot urine sample collected in competition during the Media Marathon BAM Max Tott held in Guatemala City in January has not been concluded and the case will be discussed on Dec. 18.

However, Jeptoo, one of the elite runners known to have been caught maintained her innocence and asked for a repeat examination of her sample. She will provide a sample B for testing on Dec. 18.

"Jeptoo's case involved the urine sample collected out of competition in Eldoret on Sept. 25. The sample provided revealed the presence of prohibited substance Erythropoietin (EPO). The first hearing for this case was held on Nov. 4.

"The athlete applied for the testing of the B sample which will be conducted on Dec. 17-19. Athletics Kenya will resume working on this case once the results of the B sample are announced," said the statement.

In addition Athletics Kenya has summoned Maunga James Nyakabira, Ndirangu Alice, Elizabeth Jebet Chelagat, Isaac Kimaiyo Kemboi and Bernard Mwendia Muthoni to appear before the AK Medical and Antidoping Commission. They are to report to AK headquarters in Nairobi on Dec 18.

"Each individual athlete has been requested to get in touch with the head office in reference to particular issues revolving doping cases," said the statement.

Concerning the negative media coverage on allegations carried by the German ARD documentary, where it is alleged that 150 athletes among them 25 Kenyans had suspicious blood values and were NOT subject to proper targeted testing afterwards, AK said it is yet to receive any formal communication to act on.

However, Athletics Kenya, will assume the position taken by IAAF communication. IAAF denied allegations of cover up and termed claims as unethical.

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