The winner of the 2021 Boston Marathon, Diana Kipyokei, was suspended on Friday after testing optimistic for doping on the race and allegedly obstructing an investigation.
Track and subject’s Athletics Integrity Unit mentioned Kipyokei’s specimen after profitable in Boston in October final 12 months had traces of triamcinolone acetonide. It is a glucocorticoid prohibited at races when an athlete doesn’t have permission to make use of it as a drugs.
The case has deepened suspicions the substance is a doping product of selection for athletes from Kenya.
The AIU mentioned 10 Kenyans have examined optimistic for triamcinolone because the begin of 2021, with solely two instances in observe and subject from your entire remainder of the world in the identical interval
Kipyokei can also be below investigation for “obstructing or delaying the AIU’s investigation by the availability of false info or documentation.”
The AIU didn’t specify extra particulars of the suspected tampering by the 28-year-old Kipyokei, who faces being banned for a minimum of 4 years.
Kipyokei gained the ladies’s race in Boston in a time of two hours, 24 minutes, 45 seconds.
“In the occasion that the alleged violation for the presence of a prohibited substance is confirmed, Kipyokei can be disqualified because the winner of the 2021 Boston Marathon,” the AIU mentioned.
Her profession greatest time is 2:22:06 in Istanbul in 2020.