Japhet Kipchirchir Kipkorir has run many races in Sweden and won the Lidingöloppet three times. He has competed in Hälle IF's costume, but according to the club's chairman Christian Persson, he has never been registered with the club.
"He has not been registered with us, we have never invited him, we have never hosted him. But we know him and helped him with some local races a few years ago, ”he writes in a text message to SVT Sport.
The latest results found by Kipkorir are from 2018 and according to Persson the runner has not been in Sweden for a couple of years.
“Of course, we distance ourselves from cases of doping, but this happened long after our contact with Japhet ended. I thought he had quit, "writes Persson.