Beijin – Kenyans banned over doping
Two Kenyan runners have been suspended after testing positive for doping at the World Championships in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations has announced.
Joyce Zakary, 29, and Koki Manunga, 21, have accepted provisional bans after “targeted tests” by the governing body.
The pair, who competed in the 400m and 400m hurdles, were tested at their team hotel on 20 and 21 August.
Thirteen Kenyan athletes are currently serving suspensions for doping offences.
Earlier this month, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) announced it would begin an “urgent” investigation into allegations of widespread doping in athletics after The Sunday Times published data from 5,000 athletes, which it says reveals an “extraordinary extent of cheating”.