Nairobi, July 24 -- Middle-distance athlete Elijah Manang'oi has apologised to Kenyans, his coach Ben Ouma and fellow athletes after he was provisionally suspended on Thursday for his whereabouts failures.

Manang'oi, who denied engaging in any doping activities, described the suspension by the Athletes Integrity Unit (AIU) for having missed three tests as "devastating" as he prepares to clear his name.

"What I can say is each of the missed tests happened during 2019, my case has nothing to do with prohibited substances and I have always competed as a clean athlete," said Manang'oi.

"I know I have let people down in particular my coach and fellow athletes. I also know that no matter what I say here I will be criticized," said Manang'oi ex...