03 Dec Bekele to defend Euro title under doping cloud

Belgium’s Atelaw Bekele is set to try to defend his European cross-country title in Budapest on December 9 despite awaiting a hearing on suspicion of a doping violation.

The Ethiopian-born runner, a surprise winner in Slovenia 12 months ago, is reported to have missed three out-of-competition drugs tests. His federation, Flemish Athletics, has confirmed he will attend a hearing on December 17 but gave no further details, saying the matter was in the hands of the Flemish Doping Tribunal, who have not yet responded to a request from Athletics Weekly for clarification.

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