Kenyan marathoner out of World Athletics Championships

Marathoner Lawrence Cherono. /Xinhua

Marathoner Lawrence Cherono, who was set to represent Kenya in the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 on Sunday has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for overuse of a prohibited substance in an out-of-competition test on May 23, according to the AIU.

Marathoner Lawrence Cherono. /Xinhua

AIU submitted that a sample collected from Lawrence Cherono tested positive for trimetazidine, a substance that is prohibited under the 2022 WADA Prohibited List as a metabolic modulator.

“Trimetazidine is a non-specified substance and a provisional suspension is mandatory following an adverse analytical finding for such a substance under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules unless certain conditions apply,” AIU said in a statement.