Kenya's Manangoi gets ban for anti-doping violation

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Kenya's former 1,500 metres world champion Elijah Manangoi has been handed a two-year ban for anti-doping violations.

It's after the athlete missed three tests under whereabouts rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.

Manangoi, who will be ineligible to compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics, was provisionally suspended in July and the AIU said his ban comes into effect from Dec. 22 2019 which was the date of the third "whereabouts failure". 

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