A raft of Kenyan runners was arrested last year after testing positive for forbidden drugs and joined the Athletics Integrity Unit’s global list of ineligible athletes. Kenya still escaped a ban contrary to Russia, a situation Sebastian Coe explained.
“What is the contrast between our approach to Kenya and the approach that we took with Russia? Let me make this apparent, these are two very unlike cases. As was evident in the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) report, those (Russian cases) coverups were managed at the state administration level. There is no suggestion that is the case in Kenya, in fact, quite the reverse.”
The World Athletics chief said that the way and area powerhouse met a “long journey” to attack a doping crisis. The government has pledged $25 million over five years to help finance more anti-doping personnel, increase testing and investigation and bolster education schedules.