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Olympic gold medalist Jemima Sumgong EPO positive

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By Christopher Cummins
Olympic gold medalist Jemima Sumgong EPO positive

<p>Kenya’s Olympic Marathon gold medalist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemima_Sumgong">Jemima Sumgong</a> has tested positive for the banned blood booster <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythropoietin"><span class="caps">EPO</span></a>.</p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_of_Athletics_Federations"><span class="caps">IAAF</span></a> inspectors turned up unannounced in Kenya to carry out the out of competition test.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) fails drugs test, confirms <span class="caps">IAAF</span> <a href="https://t.co/4vcrCggApK">https://t.co/4vcrCggApK</a> <a href="https://t.co/9GltlK6Oov">pic.twitter.com/9GltlK6Oov</a></p>— India Today (@IndiaToday) <a href="https://twitter.com/IndiaToday/status/850182308623773696">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“The <span class="caps">IAAF</span> can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) has commenced this week,” the International Association of Athletics Federations said in a statement.</p> <p>The analysis is part of an enhanced testing programme targeting elite marathon runners. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jemima Sumgong, who became Kenya’s 1st female Olympic marathon champion last summer in Rio, tested positive for <span class="caps">EPO</span>: <a href="https://t.co/vWHW6GFSlr">https://t.co/vWHW6GFSlr</a> <a href="https://t.co/8ToaQ9ll9q">pic.twitter.com/8ToaQ9ll9q</a></p>— FloTrack (@FloTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/FloTrack/status/850196440466968579">April 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The case will be seen by observers as evidence of how the <span class="caps">IAAF</span> is making progress in the region after previous official criticism of anti-doping regimes in Kenya and Ethiopia.</p>