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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Kenyan athlete in testosterone row worried about career

Margaret Wambui was sixth in the 800m race in Doha, Qatar this month
A Kenyan athlete is worried about her career after the world athletics' governing body introduced a rule to restrict the amount of the hormone testosterone in female runners.

The 800m Olympic bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera Wambui told AFP news agency that she feels her career is "slipping away from her" as she is one of those who could be affected by the new rules.

"I am very disappointed, I don't feel even like going on with the training because you don't know what you are training for," she added.

AFP reports that the athlete was set to attend the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Challenge athletics meeting in Nanjing city in China next week amid uncertainty over her future.

South African Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya lost an appeal against the IAAF's new rules on keeping down levels of testosterone in female athletes.


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