ATHLETICS NEWS - Jackline Wambui, who won the 800 metres at the Kenyan trials, and Linda Kageha, who was in the mixed relay team, have withdrawn from the world championships after failing to take mandatory testosterone level tests, an Athletics Kenya (AK) official said on Thursday.
AK Vice President in charge of competitions Paul Mutwii said Wambui and Kageha had declined the mandatory test and withdrew from the global showpiece event in Doha.
“The IAAF has set tough conditions on gender and doping and we must comply. If an athlete fails to take the tests, they are definitely out of the (world) championships,” Mutwii told Reuters.
"Wambui and Kageha declined the test on testosterone levels. They had no choice but to withdraw," said Mutwii.
Wambui’s withdrawal left 2013 world champion Eunice Sum as Kenya's only entrant in the women's 800m event.