Coach cleared of administering EPO to banned runner Jeptoo
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The former coach of banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo was acquitted Thursday in a Kenyan court of charges that he helped administer the blood-booster EPO to her.
Italian national Claudio Berardelli was cleared of charges of conspiring to harm Jeptoo's career by administering a banned substance. Daniel Cheribo Kiplangat, an assistant coach who worked with Berardelli, and pharmacist Stephen Kiplagat Tanui were also cleared of the charges in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba inherits 2014 Boston Marathon win but not the prize money
BOSTON - Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion's medal this week.
She would like to make it two.
The 29-year-old Ethiopian inherited the 2014 title this December when Kenya's Rita Jeptoo was stripped of her victory for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Jeptoo joins Rosie Ruiz, who was caught cutting the course in 1980, as the only people to be disqualified from the Boston Marathon after breaking the tape on Boylston Street.
BOSTON (AP) — Buzunesh Deba will leave the Boston Marathon with one champion's medal this week.
Ethiopian Deba named rightful winner of 2014 Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) — Blood, sweat and tears stained the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon, so the next year's running of America's most famous footrace was understandably all about redemption.
Now the rightful winner of the 2014 women's race — Buzunesh Deba — is finally getting her due.
Race organizers formally declared the 29-year-old Ethiopian the 2014 champion on Monday, two months after Kenyan rival Rita Jeptoo was stripped of the title and banned from international competition for four years for doping.
Doping charges against Jeptoo’s former manager dropped
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Prosecutors in Kenya withdrew doping charges against banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's former manager on Tuesday, saying they wanted to conduct more investigations.
Federico Rosa, an Italian national, had been facing charges that he provided or administered banned substances to Jeptoo and another little-known Kenyan runner, with some of the allegations dating back as far as 2004.
Chicago, Boston marathon winner Jeptoo banned for 4 years
GENEVA (AP) — Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo had her doping ban doubled to four years on Wednesday 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.