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Reports: Ruth Jebet fails doping test

Reports: Jebet fails doping test

04/03/2018 at 19:30Updated 04/03/2018 at 21:16

Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion and world record holder Ruth Jebet has tested positive for a banned substance, according to reports in The Guardian.

The story reports that Jebet, born in Kenya but who represents Bahrain, has tested positive for EPO.

The 21-year-old won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and broke the world record as a teenager.

Marc Corstjens, Jebet's agent, said: Honestly I am surprised and shocked. I am absolutely not aware of anything. I tried to reach Ruth but her phone is not answering. I have absolutely no official information.”

The Athletics Integrity Unit made no confirmation on the results of any test.

Jebet represents Bahrain as the country offered her a full scholarship to study an animal health degree.