Athletics - Chicago, Boston marathon winner Jeptoo banned for 4 years
Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo had her doping ban doubled to four years yesterday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In its ruling, the CAS judging panel extended Jeptoo’s ban until October 2018 and stripped her of her 2014 win in Boston, plus results, prize and appearance money dating back to April 17, 2014. The Kenyan runner previously lost her 2014 Chicago victory. Jeptoo had been due to earn a $500,000 bonus for leading the World Marathon Majors series standings for the combined 2013 and 2014 seasons. She won back-toback Boston and Chicago titles in 2013. Now 35, Jeptoo tested positive for EPO in a September 2014 sample given during training for the Chicago race.