Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned Jacob Kendagor for four years after failing to failing or refusing to submit himself for testing.
In 19-page ruling, AIU appealed the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision in the matter involving the Kenyan runner and banned the road runner for 4 years for failing/refusing to submit to testing.
On their twitter they wrote: “AIU appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has overturned the Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision in the matter involving Jacob Kendagor (KEN) and banned the road runner for 4 years for failing/refusing to submit to testing.”
“The Mission involved the collection of blood samples from several Kenyan athletes for the purposes of the IAAF Athlete Biological Passport programme. The identities of the athletes, identified only through their respective postal address and license number were not known to the DCO and BCO. Upon arrival to the postal address supplied for the Athlete (the “Premises”), the DCO and BCO met an individual they believed to be the Athlete and notified him of a requirement to provide a sample in accordance with the Mission. This person refused to submit to sample collection and stated that he had retired from the sport of athletics three years prior.”
“After the DCO and BCO informed this person about the consequences of not providing a sample and asked him to confirm his identity, this person replied that his surname was “Chepkwony”. This person asked the DCO and BCO to leave the Premises. The DCO and BCO left the Premises and sought instructions from the IAAF and returned to the premises some minutes later. The person they had just spoken to had subsequently disappeared.”