Asbel Kiprop: Former Olympic 1500m champion to turn his back on athletics for motorsport career
Former Olympic winner and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop says he’s turning his back to athletics to try motorsport.
Kiprop won gold in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 but is now serving a four-year doping ban imposed in April 2019.
Even the Kenyan has joined a Nairobi motor-rallying academy to hone his own skills.
“I’m prepared to begin again in a game that doesn’t possess doping conspiracy,” he stated on Twitter.
“I’m patient to be able to become champion. I’ll be climbing this ladder expecting to learn another game.”
Kiprop tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in an out-of-competition test in November 2017.
However, he asserted his innocence during.