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Kenyan athlete test positive of banned blood-booster

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.

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