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Mathew Kisorio

Postby LiamRiley » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:59 pm

I completely missed this story during the Olympics last month about Mathew Kisorio admitting to doping. He tested positive for steroids at the Kenyan Championships earlier this season and seems to say that he has also gone through some form of blood-boosting doping regime.

Kisorio claims that doctors in Kenya are leading athletes into doping in order to make money off them. The statement from the Athletics Kenya Secretary was particularly alarming: "the timing of Kisorio's confession was to portray a negative picture of Kenyan athletes. We refuse to buy that negativity". It would be strange for Kisorio to attempt to slander Kenyan athletics for his own benefit - what precisely would that benefit be?

As someone born into Kenyan athletics aristocracy (the son of Kenya's first cross country medallist, Some Muge) and the third fastest half marathon runner ever, he is hardly the kind of person you would expect to do that in the first place. Kenya's athletic administration is particularly unforgiving and doping admissions would likely impact upon his brothers, who are also active at national level.

It would be foolish to extrapolate this immediately into a national scandal, but it appears much remains unspoken about doping in Kenya.
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Re: Mathew Kisorio

Postby TheRealSub10 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:03 am

If you follow this kind of thing, there was an investigative reporter Hajo Seppelt from Germany who did a very bad job of trying to expose doping in Kenya earlier this year. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajo_Seppelt, http://hajoseppelt.de/english/references

Since I guess most of the readers here don't speak German I've posted the thread on Lets Run.com regarding it rather than the original source. There is a fairly accurate description of the report there on the first page about half way down:

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read. ... ad=4584517
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Re: Mathew Kisorio

Postby Geoff » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:41 pm

Wada says there is no blood testing for EPO in Kenya's big training centre for distance runners
The world’s best distance runners, who regularly converge to train in the rarefied highlands of Kenya, have done so without being blood tested for the banned endurance booster erythropoietin (EPO), sophisticated blood transfusions or human growth hormone.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... nners.html
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Re: Mathew Kisorio

Postby alex800 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:02 am

TheRealSub10 wrote:If you follow this kind of thing, there was an investigative reporter Hajo Seppelt from Germany who did a very bad job of trying to expose doping in Kenya earlier this year. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajo_Seppelt, http://hajoseppelt.de/english/references

Since I guess most of the readers here don't speak German I've posted the thread on Lets Run.com regarding it rather than the original source. There is a fairly accurate description of the report there on the first page about half way down:

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read. ... ad=4584517



Hajo Seppelt uncovered a number of allegations several years ago concerning doping in the Tour de France and, guess that, these turned out to be true, so the man cannot be dismissed per se. While much of his evidence about doping in Kenya is anecdotal, he showed a lot of balls to go undercover with concealed cameras, and I would not necessarily agree that he did a "very bad job". Add this documentary material to the recent positives including Matthew Kisorio and allegations concerning Patrick Makao and you can draw your own conclusions.
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