Kenya marathon star Kipsang held for breaking virus curfew
Nairobi: Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang spent the night in jail after being arrested drinking and playing pool with a large group after a nighttime curfew, police said Friday.
Kipsang, who claimed the world record during the 2013 Berlin marathon, is a police officer who is currently under provisional suspension from the World Integrity Anti-Doping Unit (AIU).
He pleaded guilty in a court on Friday and was released on bail of 5,000 shillings ($4743 euros).
“We arrested Kipsang and nine others, including one of the administrators of the county at the Keelu Resort club drinking and playing pool at 10pm,” Iten county police commander John Mwinzi told AFP.
Western Iten attracts thousands of elite Kenyan and foreign athletes who flock into the small town, located at 2,400m above sea level, for altitude training. – AFP