Claudio Berardelli now charged with administering EPO on Jeptoo

Athletics coach Claudio Berardelli (right), Stephen Kiplagat (centre) and Daniel Cheribo in a Nairobi court on August 2, 2016 where they were charged with administering an illegal substance to Rita Jeptoo Busienei with a view to injuring her athletics profession. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU |

What you need to know:

  • Berardelli, Tanui and Kiplangat were accused of administering EPO on Jeptoo, a three-time Boston Marathon champion. The three denied the charges.
  • The Magistrate directed each of the accused to deposit a cash bail of Sh50,000.
  • Berardelli was however directed to deposit a cash bail of Sh200,000.
  • The case will be heard on October 25 and 26.

Athletics coach Claudio Berardelli was on Tuesday charged with administering a banned performance-enhancing drug on former Boston and Chicago marathon champion Rita Jeptoo.


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