Istanbul Marathon Winner Positive Drug Test

35-vodafone-istanbul-maratonu-nu-kenya-asilli-5317865_8283_oAbraham Kiprotich, a Kenyan-born French citizen, could face a two-year competitive ban after the “A” urine sample taken following his November 17 Istanbul Marathon victory was found to have traces of the blood booster EPO.

Kiprotich, 28, was a 2012 Olympian for France but did not complete the marathon at the London Games. His 2013 season included a personal-best 2:08:33 victory in Daegu in April and the November win in Istanbul in 2:12:28.

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