Rio & London marathon champion Sumgong tests positive for EPO

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Reigning Olympic and London marathon champion Jemima Sumgong is the latest Kenyan athlete to fail a drugs test.

The 32-year-old tested positive for banned substance EPO in an out of competition test carried out by athletics’ governing body the IAAF.

Sumgong – the first Kenyan to win Olympic marathon gold – was due to defend her London title on 23 April.

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