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Kenyan-born French athlete Susan Kipsang-Jeptooo has been handed an 18-month suspension after she tested positive for a banned substance, the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) announced on Monday.
AFP reported that Susan tested positive for stimulant heptaminol after winning the French 10-kilometer title in September last year.
The 35-year-old long-distance runner acquired French nationality in 2019 and represented the European nation in the marathon at Tokyo Olympics last year.
Susan, her husband, and former coach were last year questioned by authorities in France over alleged possession and procurement of illicit substances as well as possession and procurement of false administrative documents.
Following the ban, Susan will not be allowed to participate in any athletics competition until December 8th, 2023.
Susan should have known that any Kenyan born,or Kenyan athlete now days is under a microscope,because of the past and to some extend present,doping allegations.Kenya is in category A, the "crisis" category.
World championship game start this Friday in Oregon ,USA, I hope officials in charge of the team have made sure that no dopers,and joy riders spoil the party.
Last year just before the start of the 100m trials, Odhiambo a Kenyan athlete was disqualified for doping.Why would the officials allow him to go all way to Japan only to be embarrassed?