Kotut leads Kenyan podium sweep in Paris

Kotut leads Kenyan podium sweep in Paris

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Kenyan Athletes receiving their awards at the Paris Marathon, France on Sunday. PHOTO: COURTESY

Paris,KENYA: Kenya continued its world’s dominance in sprint after Cyprian Kotut claimed the 40th edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday.

Kotut 24-year-old clocked 2:7:11 in a Kenyan podium sweep, a month after winning the Paris half-marathon.

Compatriots Laban Korir and Stephen Chelenya came second and third on 2:07.29 and 2:07.37 respectively.

In women’s category Visiline Jepkesho crossed the line first in 2:25:52 seconds seeing off Ethiopians Gulume Chala et Dinknesh Tefera.

This comes as Kenya risk being declared non complaint to World Anti-Doping Agencies (WADA) code should it not pass the Anti-Doping bill.

WADA has given Kenya up to 5th April for second time to pass the bill failure to which the nation might face serious sanctions.

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The bill was tabled before the Parliament last Wednesday but will have to wait until 12th April when the house resume duties after recess.