The French athlete of Kenyan origin was suspended following a positive test for a stimulant.
Susan Kipsang-Jeptooo, the only Frenchwoman on the Tokyo Olympic marathon last summer (38th), was suspended for 18 months for testing positive for heptaminol (stimulant), according to a document published on the website of the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD). The tricolor athlete was tested positive on September 4, 2021, on the occasion of his title in the French 10 km Championships in Langueux (Côtes d’Armor), AFP learned from a source with knowledge of the file.
The start of the athlete’s suspension was set for June 8, 2022, but all her results are canceled from September 4, 2021. Kipsang-Jeptooo, 35, was also indicted on October 14. by the public prosecutor’s office in Roanne (Loire), as well as her husband and her former trainer, for obtaining and unlawfully possessing substances classified as psychotropic and obtaining and possessing false administrative documents. Of Kenyan origin,
Susan Jeptooo-Kipsang had been naturalized French in 2019 and has since been running under the colors of the France team.