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Four Kenyans Among Athletes Provisionally Suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit

The Athletics Integrity Unit has revealed provisional suspensions for nine athletes, with four of are from Kenya.

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Purity Komen, the reigning champion of the Istanbul Half Marathon, is facing scrutiny due to the detection of a prohibited substance (Norandrosterone) and allegations of evading Sample Collection.

A notice of allegation has been issued to the 25-year-old athlete.

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The 2018 Bali Marathon champion Rebecca Korir has also been suspended due to the presence of a prohibited substance (Methylprednisolone). and a formal charge has been filed against her.

Another Kenyan athlete on the list of suspensions is James Karanja, who has been banned for the use of a prohibited substance(Norandrosterone).

Additionally, 23-year-old Esther Borura has been provisionally suspended for using a Norandrosterone as well, and a notice of allegation has also been served to her.

As per the AIU, a Provisional Suspension refers to the temporary suspension of an Athlete or any other individual from engaging in any Athletics-related competition or activity.

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This suspension occurs before a final decision is reached through a hearing conducted in accordance with the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.

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