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Kiprop finally tastes belated Olympics glory

07 December 2011, 18:30

Nairobi - It took three years for Asbel Kiprop to be coroneted as the Olympics men 1,500m champion but it was worth the wait.

On Wednesday, the lanky 22-year-old finally received the top medal that was taken away from him by a runner who enhanced his performance using the banned blood booster, CERA, Bahrain’s Rashid Ramzi.

“I never thought it would be a big ceremony whereby the national anthem would be sang since I would have been in a track suit. I’m so excited having stood today in a suit, something that is not likely to happen to many people,” Kiprop who was resplendent in a black suit, white shirt and tie said after marking another milestone in his chequered career.

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