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James Karanja slapped with four years ban by AIU

James Karanja slapped with four years ban by AIU

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned James Gikunga Karanja for four years for the presence/Use of a prohibited substance (19-norandrosterone, 19-noretiocholanolone, Nandrolone) which is a breach of

The 32-year-old was nabbed on Sepetember 10 2023, when he provided his urine Sample In-Competition at the Scenic Half Marathon in Krabi, Thailand.

Karanja’s sample was taken to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in Bangkok on October 5 October 2023 was reported to have an Adverse Analytical Finding in the Sample based on the presence of 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone (which are Metabolites of 19-

nortestosterone (Nandrolone) and 19-norandrostenedione).

AIU has therefore slapped him with a four year and all his results from September 10 2023 disqualified.


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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