Rita Jeptoo's doping claims hit Kenyans hard

This file picture dated April 21, 2014 shows Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crossing the finish line to win the Women's Elite division of the 118th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts. World Marathon Majors organisers announced on October 31, 2014 they were postponing the awarding of this year's prize to Jeptoo after a report she has tested positive for doping. PHOTO | TIMOTHY A. CLARY |

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  • A statement from Athletics Kenya late Friday also confirmed the incident saying they will now convene a meeting with Jeptoo next week to establish whether she would wish to order for testing of the “B” sample.
  • The turn of events now puts AK and Kiplagat on the spotlight especially after Kiplagat failed to appear before the Task Force.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, who made history by winning four events in A World Marathon Majors (WMM), when she defended her Boston and Chicago Marathons titles, has failed a doping test.


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