In this file photo dated Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, Kenya's Asbel Kiprop celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 1500m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Kiprop wired funds to one of the doping control officers by mobile phone while they were still in his house in Iten, Kenya, collecting his urine sample last November, he said in a statement released via his lawyer Thursday.The 2008 Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion said he learned in February the sample tested positive.News of a failed test for Kiprop was first reported Wednesday by the Daily Mail.Kiprop's statement did not specify what substance he tested positive for.Like four other elite Kenyan runners who also failed doping tests, Kiprop worked with Italian agent Federico Rosa.
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