Athletics: More bribery allegations in Kenyan Athletics

Gladys Cherono waves Kenyan flag after running the 42nd Berlin Marathon. Photo / Getty Images
Gladys Cherono waves Kenyan flag after running the 42nd Berlin Marathon. Photo / Getty Images

Further allegations of bribery within Kenyan athletics.

Two runners banned for doping claim the chief executive of Athletics Kenya asked them each for a bribe to reduce their suspensions.

400 metre runner Joy Sakari and hurdler Francisca Koki Manunga have told the Associated Press that CEO Isaac Mwangi asked for the payment in a meeting last October.

Mwangi has dismissed the allegation as "just a joke" and says he never met the athletes privately.

The runners say they would be willing to testify to the IAAF ethics commission, that's investigating alleged corruption at Athletics Kenya.

- Radio Sport

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