Turkish Olympic runner Aras Kaya has been banned for 3 years after testing constructive for EPO at a latest 10-kilometre race, the Athletics Integrity Unit stated.
The 28-year-old Kenya native admitted utilizing recombinant erythropoietin on the race in Romania in September. Blood doping is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company.
The violation carries a four-year ban however Kaya acquired a one-year discount as a result of he “returned a signed admission” on the day he was notified of the check end result, the AIU stated. His suspension commenced Dec. 4.
Kaya competed within the 3,000-meter steeplechase on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the place he was eradicated within the heats.