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Mo Katir provisionally suspended for 3 missed anti-doping assessments in yr

European 5000m record-holder and a number of main medallist receives provisional suspension from Athletics Integrity Unit

Mo Katir has been provisionally suspended for lacking three anti-doping assessments over a 12-month interval.

The Spanish 25-year-old is the present European 5000m and indoor 3000m record-holder and has claimed world 5000m silver and 1500m bronze medals.

Katir additionally has a European 5000m silver medal on his CV.

He broke Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s European 5000m file ultimately yr’s Monaco Diamond League with 12:45.01, bettering the Norwegian’s earlier finest mark of 12:48.45.

Katir’s European indoor 3000m file of seven:24.68 was set on the Pas-de-Calais assembly in Lievin final season. He completed second behind Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma, who ran a world file of seven:23.81.

The Spaniard was registered for Assembly Worldwide Ciudad de Valencia, the place he’d hoped to interrupt the European indoor 5000m file – a mark of 12:57.08 set by Britain’s Marc Scott.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen beats Mo Katir (Getty)

Katir stated that he’d attraction the cost of whereabouts failures.

“I take into account that there isn’t a violation arising from three location failures within the final twelve months,” the Spaniard stated.

“In a number of the location failures reported by AIU, I used to be obtainable on the place, date and instances supplied by me.

“Over the previous couple of months and years I’ve been subjected to a lot of out-of-competition doping controls in each urine and blood samples, with out the slightest downside on my half.

“You will need to take into account that we’re not coping with a case of violating doping guidelines for using prohibited substances or strategies, and even for evading out-of-competition doping controls.

“It is a easy file derived from the completion of location knowledge on the ADAMS platform that might generate location errors (whereabouts).”

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