The Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, bronze medalist in the 2012 London Olympic marathon, has been suspended four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (IAU) for rrepeated mistakes in the communication of his whereabouts and by provide false evidence.
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The suspension takes effect from January 10, 2020, the IAU said in its statement.
Kipsang's 37 years ha twice won the London Marathon, as well as those of Berlin, NY y Tokyo.
In accordance with anti-doping regulations, athletes must inform the control authorities of their whereabouts for one hour every day of the year.
3 failures in 12 months equals a positive
Three failures in 12 months -not being present at that time, or presenting inaccurate or incomplete information, counts as a failure- equals a positive in a doping control.
The 6th fastest marathoner in history
Kipsang is the sixth fastest marathoner in history, with a personal best of 2h. 03:13, achieved in Berlin in 2016