Athletics – Kenya marathon star Jeptoo facing increased doping ban

Rita Jeptoo, 33, was banned after being caught doping with the banned blood-boosting hormone EPO– Top Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo could see her two-year doping ban doubled if the International Association of Athletics Federations gets its way. For her part, Jeptoo has appealed against the ban and is also lobbying the CAS to be allowed to continue running while the matter is resolved. The suspension, imposed by Athletics Kenya’s anti-doping commission, was the minimum mandatory punishment under international anti-doping regulations in place when she was caught in an out-of competition test last year.

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