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Two-time world cross country champ Emily Chebet has been given a four-year drug ban https://t.co/k3kZO0a4On https://t.co/xom6g9LEsG

Two-time world cross country champ Emily Chebet has been given a four-year drug ban https://t.co/k3kZO0a4On https://t.co/xom6g9LEsG

Chebet’s ban dates from July, when her sample was tested, and lasts until July 2019. Because her positive test occurred after her two world cross-country victories, she will not be stripped of those titles. Chebet was one of seven Kenyans given doping bans, ranging from two years to four years, by the Kenyan federation Friday. Athletics Kenya has been under intense pressure to demonstrate its commitment to fighting doping. Dick Pound, who headed the World Anti-Doping Agency report that led to the Russian federation being suspended, has said doping in Kenya is a serious problem. After Rita Jeptoo , who won three Boston and two Chicago Marathon titles, Chebet is the highest-profile Kenyan to have received a drug ban. In a statement , Chebet’s management company said Chebet attributed the positive test result to medication she was on for toothaches and headaches. The company,...

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