Jemima Sumgong the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO (erythropoietin) in an out-of-competition test carried out by the sport’s governing body.
Sumgong leads the standings for Series X, which concludes at the April 17 Boston Marathon.
Athletics Kenya said it was awaiting full information on Sumgong’s violation and would give no further comment on it for now.
— BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) 7 April 2017
I believe Kenya’s Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong is innocent of doping. Her manager controls what she eats, drinks n use of medication!
— ELVIS SIMON ? (@ElviSymo) 8 April 2017
— Anti-Doping World (@AntiDopingWorld) 8 April 2017