"The Kenyan middle-distance runner is provisionally suspended
from all competition," the AIU had said in a statement.
that has since changed, with Korir noting that they will submit
a second test to see if it confirms the results.
"As always, we treat this issue with due diligence.
"We will take due process, accorded to every athlete as per
the rules set by the AIU.
"If the second test confirms the first one, then the athlete
will have to face the consequences," he said.
If his positive test is confirmed, Bett will join a growing
list of Kenyan athletes to have flouted anti-doping rules.
In the last two months, over five Kenya-born runners have
been banned over doping offences.
They include Milan Marathon champion Lucy Wambui Kabuu, who
tested positive for morphine, Athens Marathon winner Samuel
Kalalei, Boniface Mweresa, Asbel Kiprop and Bahrain’s world
3,000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet.
The IAAF has ruled that athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia,
Morocco, Belarus and Ukraine will be tested three times in the
10 months prior to the World Championships and Olympic Games,
with these nations considered to be most at risk of doping.
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