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Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo receives two-year ban for doping

Kenyan marathon star Rita Jeptoo receives two-year ban for doping

Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years after testing positive for the blood booster EPO, Athletics Kenya announced Friday. A Sept. 25 out-of-competition blood test revealed traces of the banned substance. Jeptoo went on to win the Chicago Marathon for the second time in October. She also has won the Boston Marathon three times, including last April. Jeptoo's agent said in November that the runner denied any wrongdoing. But her “A” and “B” samples from September were positive. She is barred from competition through Oct. 29, 2016, which means she'll miss this year's world championships in Beijing and next year's...

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