Kenyan sports agency said top athletes have escaped the anti-doping testers

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A top Kenyan athlete who fled from anti-doping testers visited their training camp without prior notice to sample, a senior athletic government official said. , as this East African nation stepped up its anti-doping efforts.

FILE PHOTO: Kenyan athletes run during a training session in Nairobi, before the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, August 5, 2015. To match SPORT-DOPING / Kenya REUTERS / Thomas Mukoya / File Photo / File Photo

Kenya is known for its long-distance and average running ability, but it has been caught up in a series of doping scandals over the past five years, about 60 of their athletes have been fined for anti-doping violations over the past five years.

A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report in September 2018 said 138 Kenyan athletes had a positive test from 2004 to August 2018.

Barnaba Korir, a member of the Kenyan Athletics Executive Committee, said a top athlete escaped when anti-doping inspectors from the Athletics Integrity Unit visited their camp this week at , Nandi county in the western country.

After the testers introduced themselves and why they were visiting the camp, an athlete left as if to answer a call from nature just to jump over the window and through the fence, that was told Reuters. by phone late on Wednesday.

They won when they got rid of tough measures, but they fled very quickly and took a long time.

Korir refused to reveal further details and said whether the athletes were sought to win or not …

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