Asbel Kiprop has asked for a compliance test as the triple world champion nears a return to the track when he is done serving a doping ban in the next five months.
Kiprop was handed a four-year doping ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in April 2019. He was found guilty of testing positive for performance-enhancing substance, EPO, in November 2017.
The ban was first reported on May 2, 2018 meaning that the 2008 Olympic champion will be eligible to return to action in the next five months.
But before that, Kiprop, who won his first Olympic medal after Moroccan Rashid Ramzi was stripped of victory for a doping violation offense, now wants AIU to conduct further tests on him.
“Have seen the need to remind @aiu_athletics that it is important that I be subjected to testing for compliance and transparency,” Kiprop said in a social media post.
The athlete who has maintained that he is innocent is now targeting to compete at the next world championship.
“Five months before my return and God willing 11 months to the World Athletics Championships in Eugene next season.”
Athletics Kenya policy bars any athlete implicated in doping offenses from representing Kenya at any major event but Ferdinand Omanyala recently took part in the Tokyo Olympics despite serving a two-year doping ban.
Omanyala took Athletics Kenya to court as he fiercely challenged the decision. Kiprop has also insisted that he will fight for his place back to Team Kenya.