Kenyan Runner's Ban Damages Country's Reputation
Boston and Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo has been suspended after failing a drug test, casting doubt on Kenya's ability to stop doping.By Jill Ornitz | January 30, 2015
Three-time Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo has been suspended from running for two years after failing a drug test.
Jeptoo tested positive for banned substances back in September. She claimed those substances could have been in her system due to her hospitalization following an accident.
Jeptoo tested positive for erythropoietin, also known as EPO, which stimulates the production of red blood cells.