International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Seb Coe threatened Kenya with a ban if it did not pass the bill into law, which still needs to be signed off by president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Once the bill has been passed, you will find that WADA and Kenya will work together. The passing of the bill gives them a go-ahead for anti-doping. Beforehand they wouldn’t do anything as there was no policy or structure,” said former world record holder, Wilson Kipsang.
London marathon race director, Hugh Brasher, explained that all top marathon runners now face at least six out-of-competition tests every year. “Since last July, any male athlete running under two hours 10 minutes and any female athlete under two hours 27 minutes goes into a testing pool which means they will get out-of-competition testing,” he said. “This means, along with IAAF testing, they will get a minimum of six a year.