Kenya awaits news of Rita Jeptoo doping claims
31 October 2014, 16:08
Nairobi - Athletics Kenya (AK) will only comment on reports that Chicago Marathon
champion Rita Jeptoo failed a drug test if the IAAF or the World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) send them an official notification.
The 33-year-old Jeptoo successfully defended her Chicago crown on
October 12 to secure the $500, 000 jackpot for clinching the World
According to RunBlogRun.com, Jeptoo's failed an out of competition
test administered in September, but the results from her B-sample was
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"We will only speak about the matter when we receive notification
from IAAF or WADA. I have seen the online report but we do not want to
pre-empt anything since of the seriousness of the matter," AK president
Isaiah Kiplagat told SuperSport on Friday.
"She could have come here for other things because as far as I know,
she was to travel for the (WMM) awards ceremony in New York."
According to a recently published Government report, 32 Kenyan
athletes have tested positive with 17 cases occurring in 2012 and 2013 -
the biggest spike in the country's history.
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