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Sierre-Zinal contributes to the integrity of the sport

fairness, surpassing oneself, discipline and respect

Sierre-Zinal contributes to the integrity of the sport

On Monday 10 October 2022 the Athletics Integrity Unit informed the Sierre-Zinal Management Committee that disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the winner of the men's race at Sierre-Zinal 2022:

"The winner of the men's race Mark Kangogo tested positive for two substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at the 49th edition of Sierre-Zinal. Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated and the athlete has been provisionally suspended. The violation could lead to the athlete's results at Sierre-Zinal 2022 being invalidated. The procedure is ongoing." the Athletics Integrity Unit stated.

The final Men's ranking for the 2022 edition is therefore suspended, pending the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings. The management of Sierre-Zinal will make no further comment on this specific point until the conclusion of the disciplinary proceedings.

For several years, Sierre-Zinal has been fighting against all forms of doping by systematically mandating doping controls for the "Runners" category. Within the framework of the Golden Trail World Series, Sierre-Zinal also applies the "Quartz" programme aimed at preserving the health of the athletes.

Sierre-Zinal, heart first, time second

Which is why the race management is committed to a clean race, out of respect for the thousands of participants who have made Sierre-Zinal a world-class race for 49 years. Sierre-Zinal will continue to be the event that brings together all levels of sportsmen and women, defending the profound values of sport: fairness, surpassing oneself, discipline and respect

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