El Keniano wrote:
Haven't read the thread but returned just to post this incase anyone needed nudging in the right direction as to what might have transpired.
Kenyan journalist Saddique Shaban, who's been right about everything, hints Kipyegon Bett may have an "attitude" and "lifestyle" problem that's led to this. This is actually the third test he's missed. Everyone, in the know, has some clue what's up. He also says there's still one more high profile violation pending. Hopefully we'll be able to breathe after that is made public. Read the Twitter thread below, I suspect some of you might have an idea. Includes a report where a lot of high profile Kenyan athletes give their opinions on the flurry of busts.
I suppose I should happy that cheaters are being weeded out, and that testing (in Kenya, at least) can no longer be called 'inferior'.
Apparently his friends and management begged him to comply but let's just say they're not that influential.
So Saddique Shaban is the guy who asked Asbel Kiprop if he took epo and he replied, "Not really."
So I take it he has sources to inform of this. Anyhow the British guys on here are disappointed for Langford, now normally I would just chalk it up to the list of dirty crooks that have stolen medals (and records), which includes Shorter's claims Cierpinski stole gold off him, all those East Germans, the Russians, the London 2012 w1500m final, Sumgong, those denied by Lewis or the fact Mo Greene still has his golds when we literally have his transactions of buying EPO and HGH. The list is probably a mile long, however if Shaban says 3 times in the past 12 months, then Langford does have a fair claim to that bronze medal and it should be stripped off Bett due to overlap.