Mathew Kisorio makes winning return from doping ban

Kenyan long distance runner Mathew Kisorio made a winning return from a two-year doping ban on Saturday in a 15k race in Bondo, Western Kenya. 

Nairobi: Kenyan long distance runner Mathew Kisorio made a winning return from a two-year doping ban on Saturday in a 15k race in Bondo, Western Kenya. 

Kosorio, who won the African junior 5,000m and 10,000m titles in 2007, became Kenya`s highest profile athlete to admit taking banned substances.

The 25-year-old tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Kenyan national championships in June 2012 and was subsequently banned for two years.

Kisorio claimed he was incited to use drugs by his doctors and vowed to return and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.

During Saturday`s race, Kisorio showed he was out to repair his tainted image when he won the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga memorial 15km race in a time of 45:15, well ahead of second-placed Vincent Yator, who clocked 45:51.

The race held on the shores of Lake Victoria is named after Kenya`s first vice-president, the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

Odinga, who died in January 1994, was the father of the former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga.

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