US female sprinters Deajah Stevens and Gabrielle Thomas along with Kenyan long-distance runner Alex Korio Oloitiptip face doping charges for whereabouts failures.

The Athletics Integrity Unit also announced that Kenyan Mikel Kiprotich Mutai has tested positive for norandrosterone.

Stevens was fifth over 200m at the 2017 World Championships.

Thomas is a former NCAA indoor 200m champion, who has run 22.19.

Thomas said for Reuters, and she expected to be cleared of charges. “I am confident that at least one of these missed tests is not valid and that I will be completely cleared,” Thomas said in a statement for Reuters.

Korio was 11th over 10,000m at the 2019 World Championships.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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