Wilson Kipsang: Two-time London Marathon winner provisionally suspended for anti-doping breaches
Kipsang's management deny any use of doping or tampering with a test
Last Updated: 10/01/20 9:50pm
Two-time London Marathon winner and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for anti-doping breaches.
The 37-year-old Kenyan was charged with whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the AIU announced on Friday.
Kipsang's management company denied the case involved the use of doping and tampering with the doping test.
"We emphasise that there is no case of use of doping," the company said in a statement. "No prohibited substance was found.
"The accusation regarding alleged/attempted tampering concerns an explanation that was given in the results management process regarding a possible Whereabouts Failure and does not concern tampering with a doping test itself."
Under anti-doping regulations, athletes have to inform testing authorities of their whereabouts for a one hour window of every day and three failures within 12 months leads to an automatic ban.
AIU's rules state an athlete handed a provisional suspension is banned from competing until a final decision is made at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.
Kipsang has previously won the 2014 New York Marathon and 2017 Tokyo Marathon.