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Two Kenyan Marathoners Suspended For PED Use

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 21, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM UTC
Jynocel Baswet. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Five Kenyans have been banned for doping since February.

Kenya’s athletics governing body has suspended two distance runners after the pair failed drug tests.

Salome Biwott was banned from competition from January of this year until January 2015, while Jynocel Basweti’s suspension is retroactive to July 2012 and runs until July 2014.

Biwott’s marathon personal best is 2:26 and last year she won races in Germany and Finland. Basweti’s 26.2-mile best is 2:14 and he won the 2007 Austin Marathon.

In February, Athletics Kenya suspended three runners for using performance-enhancing drugs.

For more: Runner’s World

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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