Wesley Korir, 2012 Boston Marathon champion,
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NAIROBI (KEN): Kenyan parliament member and 2012 Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir has announced that he will be introducing a bill in parliament to criminalize doping in Kenya, report RunnersWorld. The bill will see doping criminalized for athletes, agents and doctors. Korir will meet with the Kenya Sports Association to discuss the proposal this weekend.
(Editor’s note: Kudos to Wesley Korir and the Kenyan athletic community on their quick action. The Rita Jeptoo crisis has awakened fans, athletes, coaches, agents and managers to the damage that a lack of consistent out of competition drug testing can do to the national treasure that is Kenyan distance running.
Wesley Korir is one of the finest athletes I have ever met. He is also one of the finest human beings that it has been my pleasure to hang out with. Always a positive attitude, and someone who loves his country, it is appropriate that Wesley Korir is the one to introduce this bill in the Kenyan Parliament.
We look forward to hearing more about this legislation to criminalize cheating in sports via doping. )