Kipsang dares Kenya Athletics over suspension of agent
REIGNING London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang has hit out at the sports authorities in Kenya for suspending his foreign agent without informing him.
He told the BBC that Athletics Kenya (AK) was “fighting with fire”.
Two leading sports agencies have been suspended for six months by AK as the organisation investigates Kenya’s recent doping troubles.
AK said it would ensure that athletes do not miss international competitions.
Kenya’s ruling athletics body has not made specific accusations against the two companies: Rosa & Associati, run by Gabriele and Federico Rosa, and Volare Sports, run by Dutchman Gerard van de Veen.
One of Mr Rosa’s recent clients was the Boston marathon winner Rita Jeptoo, who was banned for two years from athletics after failing a doping test.
Neither agency has commented yet as they say they have not received official notification of the suspensions.
Mr Kipsang, who is represented by Volare Sports, is also the president of Professional Athletes Association of Kenya.
He told the BBC that AK did not have the knowledge and experience to represent athletes.
“We have confidential matters between an athlete and a manager which we can’t discuss with Athletics