Thu, July 23, 2020

World Athletics v Mercy Jerotich Kibarus


  • Sport: Athletics
  • Issue: Arbitration
  • Type: Anti-Doping
  • Tribunal: Dennis Koolaard (Sole Arbitrator)
  • Decision date: 14 July 2020
  • Outcome: 8 years ineligibility

Decision Details

A decision in the case of World Athletics against Mercy Jerotich Kibarus has been issued by the Disciplinary Tribunal.

On 11 March 2020 the AIU issued Ms Kibarus with a Notice of Charge for committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation in connection with the presence of a Prohibited Substance in the Athletes Sample.

The Disciplinary Tribunal consisting of Dennis Koolaard as sole arbitrator determined that an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) was established pursuant to Article 2.1 of the 2019 IAAF Rules, and as a result of this being Ms Kibarus’ second ADRV, an eight-year period of Ineligibility is imposed. Ms Kibarus’ competition results between 13 September 2019 and 5 December 2019 are disqualified.

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A copy of the full decision can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.

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