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World 10km record-holder suspended for doping

World 10km record-holder suspended for doping

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto has been found to have biological passport irregularities according to the Athlete Integrity Unit

Rhonex Kipruto, the world record-holder for 10km, has been provisionally suspended for biological passport irregularities.

The 23-year-old Kenyan clocked 26:24 in Valencia in January 2020 to set the still-standing world record. It came four months after he won world 10,000m bronze in Doha.

Kipruto has been charged with “Use of a Prohibited Substance/Method” due to suspicious blood readings.

Rhonex Kipruto (10km Valencia Ibercaja)

One of the sport’s brightest distance running talents, he won the world under-20 10,000m title in Tampere in 27:21.08 and has a track best of 26:50.16, which was set in Stockholm in 2019.

More recently he was fourth in a 10km in Germany last month in 27:09 and placed fourth in the Lisbon Half Marathon in March in 59:22. His results in 2022 included victory in the NYC Half in 60:30.

Rhonex Kipruto (RunCzech)

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