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Top South African sprinter banned 2 years for refusing test

A Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 photo from files showing South Africa's Simon Magakwe reacting after competing in a Men's 100m 2nd round heat at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Top South African sprinter and former African 100-meters champion Simon Magakwe has been banned for two years for refusing to undergo an out-of-competition doping test. Magakwe did not submit to a test when asked to do so by anti-doping officials at his South African training base on Dec. 22 last year, Athletics South Africa president Aleck Skhosana said on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Top South African sprinter and former African 100-meter champion Simon Magakwe has been banned two years for refusing to undergo an out-of-competition doping test.

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Kenyan athletes criticize federation for suspending agents

Mark Korir of Kenya kisses the ground after winning the 39th Paris Marathon men's race, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Korir finished the men's race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

ELDORET, Kenya (AP) — Leading Kenyan athletes have criticized the national federation for suspending their agents in a doping investigation, saying it has hurt their preparations for the world championships and other major competitions this season.

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Kenya suspends agents of world record holder Kimetto, others

Runners make their way along the Seine river during the 39th Paris Marathon, in Paris, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Conciergerie monument that houses the Paris prefecture is in the background. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s athletics federation suspended the agents of marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and other top stars on Monday while it investigates the spike in doping among the country’s runners.

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