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Rita Jeptoo to likely lose Ksh 46 million bonus, possibly more

Kenyan marathoner, Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was given a two-year doping ban Friday. Jeptoo tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test last September, a few weeks before … Continue reading

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Marion Jones went to prison, so should Kenyan athletes

On March 8, 2008, a tearful Marion Jones was carted off to prison to start a 6 month sentence for lying to investigators about her use of performance enhancing drugs. She had been arguably the most popular athlete. When she … Continue reading

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Athletics Kenya has no choice but to take doping seriously

Rita Jeptoo’s positive doping result for EPO came as a shocker to most Kenyans. Prior to Jeptoo’s positive test, no prominent Kenyan athlete had ever been busted for doping. Whenever Athletics Kenya was criticized for their lack of testing protocols, … Continue reading

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Reports: Rita Jeptoo tests positive for banned substance

Reports suggest that Rita Jeptoo has tested positive for a banned substance. Jeptoo has been in sensational form in 2013 and 2014. She won the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon in 2013 and then again in 2014. In the process … Continue reading

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Rita Jeptoo wins Chicago and $500,000 bonus

Rita Jeptoo Jeptoo succesfully defended her Chicago marathon title. Jeptoo 33, pumped her fists as she crossed the finish line alone Sunday morning in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 35 seconds before kneeling to the ground in elation. “It was more … Continue reading

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