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NAIROBI, Kenya(AP) _ Some of Kenya’s newly crowned track and field world champions returned home on Tuesday and were ferried to a celebratory breakfast in a convoy of limousines bearing the logo “Hotbed of Champions.”

Javelin gold medallist Julius Yego, 400-meter hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and steeplechase winner Ezekiel Kemboi were among those met at an airport in Nairobi by Deputy President William Ruto, who danced with them on a red carpet.

Kenya surprisingly topped the medal table at the worlds in Beijing ahead of Jamaica and the United States.

But while the East African nation celebrates, its track federation head has announced that investigations are underway into the failed doping tests of two team members.

Joyce Zakary, a 400-meter runner, and hurdler Koki Manunga tested positive for banned substances during the championships.

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