Kiprop was world champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
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The Athletics Integrity Unit confirmed Friday that Kenyan former three-time world champion in the 1,500 meters, Asbel Kiprop, had tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, and rejected some of his extraordinary allegations against officials.The AIU, an independent body that manages all doping related matters for athletics, conceded Friday that he had been given advance notice but said it was satisfied there had been no interference with his sample.Kiprop's case is now with an International Association of Athletics Federations disciplinary tribunal and he could be banned for four years if found guilty of doping.Kiprop was informed of the failed test on Feb. 3 .Kiprop, the third-fastest man in history over 1,500 meters, was world champion in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and promoted to gold at the 2008 Olympics after Bahrain's Rashid Ramzi tested positive for doping.
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