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Kenya Record Holder Kipruto Provisionally Suspended

FILE: World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's 10,000 Meters Final October 6, 2019 Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto celebrates winning bronze at the event.

PARIS - Kenyan athlete and 10-km road race world record holder Rhonex Kipruto has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Wednesday.

The AIU said on Twitter that Kipruto had been suspended "for the use of a Prohibited Substance/Method (ABP)."

The AIU added that a notice of the charge has been issued to the 23-year-old runner.

ABP refers to the Athlete Biological Passport, which shows discrepancies that can reveal the effects of doping.

Kipruto, who also won a 10,000m bronze medal in the 2019 world championships, broke the 10-km road race world record in 2020.