Rita Jeptoo: Kenya marathon runner doping ban doubled to four years
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had her two-year ban doubled after an IAAF appeal was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
She became Kenya’s first high-profile athlete to fail a test when she tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO in 2014.
Jeptoo, 33, says she may have been prescribed banned substances at a local hospital after a road accident.
The ruling means she forfeits her 2014 Boston and Chicago Marathon titles.
She is now banned until 30 October 2018 and has also been fined 15,000 Swiss francs (£12,396) as a contribution to the IAAF’s legal fees and expenses.READ MORE