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Ban will cost Rita Jeptoo the Chicago Marathon title

Ban will cost Rita Jeptoo the Chicago Marathon title

Unless she can successfully appeal, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will lose her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and its $100,000 in prize money and the $500,000 prize as winner of the 2013-14 Abbott World Marathon Majors Series after Athletics Kenya announced Friday it had banned her two years for use of the prohibited performance-enhancing substance EPO. The international track federation (IAAF) confirmed the ban in an email and said it affects all Jeptoo's results after Sept. 25. The 2014 Chicago Marathon took place Oct. 12. She tested positive in an out-of-competition doping control Sept. 24 in Kenya. Jeptoo’s ban runs through Oct. 29, 2016, which includes the...

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