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Kenyan marathon star Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich suspended for doping offenses

LONDON -- Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, the former world record holder for the men's marathon, has been provisionally suspended for doping violations.

The 37-year-old Kenyan was charged with two breaches of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Friday.

"The AIU confirms a provisional suspension against Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich of Kenya for whereabouts failures & tampering," the body said.

The AIU didn't disclose any more information.

Kiprotich broke the marathon world record time in Berlin in 2013, setting 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds. A year earlier, he won the bronze medal at the London Olympics.

He has also won marathon races in New York, London, and Tokyo.