Official London Marathon Statement: Suspension of Abraham Kiptum

Abraham Kiptum (Kenya), world half marathon record holder, has been suspended from competition by the Athletics Integrity Unit following an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) violation. He will not take part in Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon and has left London.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director for the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “We have a zero-tolerance policy on doping. London is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and we recently announced a groundbreaking extensive intelligence-driven testing programme. This shows the programme is working. Cheats will be caught and there is no place for them in marathon running.”