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Marathoner Kipsang misses doping test

17 December 2014, 16:00

Nairobi - Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.

The organization says it was notified by the IAAF about the unsuccessful attempt to test the 2014 New York Marathon champion on Nov. 11.

Athletics Kenya says no sanction will be imposed against Kipsang since it's his first failure to be evaluated.

Kipsang's missed test comes amid a recent spike in doping cases involving Kenyans. Eighteen Kenyan runners failed doping tests in 2012 and 2013, according to a doping report released earlier this year, a rate of nearly one per month. That compared with 18 Kenyan doping cases in the 19 years before 2012, the report said.

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