After failing a doping test, Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu is banned for two years

The IAAF Athletes Integrity Unit indicated that the ban takes effect from August 1, 2018, meaning the athlete will be eligible to compete after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Kenyan athlete Lucy Kabuu (L) prays after crossing the finishing line of the Airtel Delhi half marathon 2011 in New Delhi on November 27, 2011. In the women’s category of the race Kenyan Lucky Kabuu finished the race in first place in a time of 1:07:04 hours followed by fellow Kenyan Sharon Cherop 1:07:08 hours in second place and Ethipia’s Aselefech Mergia 1:07:21 hours in third place. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP)


Kenyan athlete Lucy Kabuu Wangui has been banned for two years after testing positive for a banned performance enhancing drug.

The Athletics Integrity Unit of the IAAF announced the ban on social media stating that it takes effect from August 1, 2018, meaning the athlete will be eligible to compete after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kabuu was suspended after her samples tested positive for narcotic morphine, during the Milano City Marathon which she won in April.

The 34 year old has twice finished in the top 10 of the Olympic 10,000m, at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and won the Commonwealth Games gold medal at Melbourne in 2006.

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