World’s top marathon runners to face innovative anti-doping programme

• New scheme uses investigation and intelligence-driven testing
• ‘We are absolutely determined to have a sport of integrity’

The world’s top marathon runners, including Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge, are set to face more comprehensive scrutiny under a “groundbreaking” anti-doping programme that focuses on investigation and intelligence-driven testing.

The new programme, which was announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit and the Abbott World Marathon Majors, is response to the growing awareness that drugs testing alone is not catching enough cheats.

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