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Tuesday 11, Nov 2014

  Husband Of Marathon Champion Accuses Her Of Long-Term Doping

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Husband Of Marathon Champion Accuses Her Of Long-Term Doping

Kenyan marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, who is under suspicion of using Erythropoietin (EPO), has been accused of long-term doping by her estranged husband. Jeptoo, dubbed the Queen of Chicago, has been provisionally suspended from competition.

Jeptoo, regarded as the world’s best female marathoner, failed an out-of-competition drugs test carried out in September just weeks before her most recent victory in the Chicago marathon. The 33-year-old has requested that her B sample now be tested. A three-time winner of the Boston marathon and a two-time champion in Chicago, Jeptoo is the biggest name in Kenyan athletics ever to have been tested positive.

Noah Busiene, Jeptoo’s estranged husband, has produced written allegations of the marathoner runner’s doping dating back to early last year when the two were going through divorce proceedings. Busienei had knowledge that Jeptoo resorted to use banned drug hormone which increases the red blood counts, according to an April 2013 letter from his lawyer to Jeptoo. It was also disclosed by the letter that Noah was willing to take the necessary step by revealing, disclosing, or unleashing the doping dossier to Athletics Kenya and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unless she offered a financial settlement to Busienei. Busienei’s lawyer Rioba Omboto confirmed the authenticity and date of the letter.

Busienei said he feels very bad for what has happened to Rita but he saw it coming. Busienei added he believed Jeptoo began doping in September 2011 after a foreign agent advised her to take banned drugs with a promise to make the couple “very rich”. The letter pre-dates Jeptoo’s 2013 and 2014 victories in Boston and Chicago. The Chicago and Boston marathon victories gave Jeptoo enough points to secure the $500,000 winner’s check for the 2013/2014 World Marathon Majors series. However, her “A” urine sample taken during an out-of-competition drug test in Eldoret tested positive and the World Marathon Majors presentation ceremony scheduled for New York on November 2 and the payment were postponed indefinitely.

Wilson Kipsang, the winner of the 2014 London and New York City Marathons and the male winner of the World Marathon Majors series, said the positive A sample of Jeptoo had put credibility of some elite athletes who post good times while competing clean to doubt. Kipsang, president of the newly formed Professional Athletes Association of Kenya, added he is hopeful that the Kenyan government will investigate deeply and if there is a cartel involved, let it be broken for the sake of athletes.

Federico Rosa, who has been Rita Jeptoo’s agent for three years, and her coach, Claudio Berardelli, denied having anything to do with her failed test. Both remarked they were cooperating with anti-doping officials. It is however surprising to note that the reputation of Federico Rosa has been clouded with controversy in recent years. In 2012, Mathew Kisorio, one of his athletes, tested positive for anabolic steroids and Jemima Sumgong, the training partner of Jeptoo, failed a drug test following the Boston Marathon in 2012 for Prednisolone. Sumgong received a ban of two years by Athletics Kenya but the decision was later reversed as the localized injection for bursitis was permissible under IAAF anti-doping rules.

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Wednesday 05, Nov 2014

  Kenya’s Rugby Sevens Team Received Steroids

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Kenya’s Rugby Sevens Team Received Steroids

A task force set up by the Kenyan government has revealed that doping substances are commonly used across Kenyan sports. It was also disclosed that anabolic androgenic steroids were given to players Kenya’s rugby sevens team and stimulants are being used by footballers. The government report also revealed that stores are selling banned substances to some of the world-beating runners of the country.

The report recommended initiation of disciplinary proceedings against Kenya Rugby Sevens head Coach Paul Treu and five members of his staff after anabolic steroids were found in player supplements in January.

Moni Wekesa, the task force chairman, said there was a concoction the coaches gave players to drink at the beginning and end of training. The report also noted that players would stop taking the supplement a few days before competitions. The team of Kenya plays on the top-level world rugby sevens series. The tests performed on the supplements were positive for anabolic steroids, Wekesa said. The Kenya Rugby Union was informed and it handed over all the supplements and stopped giving them to players. It was also suggested by the report that anti-doping disciplinary procedures should be initiated against Kenya’s 15-a-side rugby head coach and assistant coach.

The report also disclosed that there is a lot of use of prohibited substances in football. It was claimed by the report that players acquire cannabis, cocaine, anabolic steroids, and stimulants from coaches and other players. The report said there are overall no effective anti-doping controls in Kenyan sport and urged the country to introduce anti-doping legislation. The report concluded that a lot of prohibited substances, some recreational, others sophisticated, are commonly abused across all sports.

The Kenyan government commissioned the anti-doping task force for investigating doping culture in the country after it was alleged in 2012 by German broadcaster ARD that widespread doping was prevalent among the East African nation’s outstanding distance runner. The broadcaster had also revealed that the blood-boosting drug EPO and other prohibited substances can be easily sought from chemist stores in its famous high-altitude training camps. The report said investigators visited the identified shops and chemists and verified that indeed it was very easy to purchase very sophisticated performance-enhancing substances over the counter.

The report went on to add that there are no effective anti-doping controls in the African country. The government report also criticized the head of the national athletics federation for not taking doping in a serious way after he refused to cooperate with the investigation. The report by a panel of experts said Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat does not seem to understand the gravity of doping in athletics. This report has now been handed over to the Kenyan government and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Africa office in Cape Town, South Africa, the chairman of the task force, Moni Wekesa, said.

Recently, Kenya’s athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism after marathon runner Rita Jeptoo became the latest athlete from the country to fail a doping test. In the past two years, thirty-six Kenyans have been confirmed as failing tests. In February 2013, marathon runners Wilson Loyanae Erupe and Nixon Kiplagat Cherutich tested positive for banned substances.

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Monday 03, Nov 2014

  Kenyan Marathon Champion Fails To Clear Preliminary Doping Test

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Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the past two years, has tested positive for a banned substance, according to the World Marathon Majors that represents the world’s six most prominent marathons.

The 33-year-old Jeptoo won back-to-back titles at the Boston Marathon, where she set the course record on April 21 in 2:18:57. She won the Chicago Marathon on October 12 in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 35 seconds, which was her fourth straight major marathon victory. The Kenyan runner presently leads the World Marathon Majors series. Jeptoo is by far the most prominent runner from Kenya to have failed a doping test. She won Boston marathon three times and Chicago marathon twice. Jeptoo failed a doping test a few weeks before she won her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said.

Jeptoo’s agent Federico Rosa said the athlete tested positive in an out-of-competition test in Kenya in September. The test was conducted on September 25 and the athlete’s “A” sample “indicated the presence of prohibited substances”, said Athletics Kenya. The athletic governing body of Kenya added it was disappointed to announce that we have received communication from IAAF that Rita Jeptoo failed a test.

The medical and anti-doping commission of Athletics Kenya will meet with the athlete early this week to find out whether Jeptoo wants to have her backup “B” sample tested. Jeptoo’s agent however remarked the backup test was not required. Rosa added we will legally go after the person or the people that convinced Rita to do this and added Jeptoo’s management had “nothing to do with” any doping. In a statement, the IAAF remarked it was not in a position where it can confirm or deny Jeptoo’s positive doping test. The IAAF said the case remains in the confidentiality phase although that should be lifted within the next week.

Earlier Friday, the World marathon group said it had postponed the awards’ ceremony that was scheduled for Sunday due to the positive test. The group said no athlete can win the World Marathon Majors Series title who has been in breach of IAAF anti-doping rules. Jeptoo was to receive a check for $500,000 for winning the World Marathon Majors after the New York City Marathon. George Hirsch, chairman of the board of New York Road Runners, said the stakes are so high and added it is far more money than almost anybody in that country could earn in a lifetime while referring to the temptation to use banned substances in a country such as Kenya.

On Jeptoo’s positive test, marathon world record holder and former world champion Paula Radcliffe said it shows that testing is being carried out and added maybe at least this time it comes before the (World Marathon Majors) payment is made.

Her coach Claudio Berardelli said the doping test failure of Jeptoo is indicative of a larger problem in Kenya. Berardelli, who has coached Jeptoo since 2012, said it is bad for the reputation of the sport in that country. Berardelli added if the story of Rita can be the key to open the door of the dirty system, please let Rita pay for it.

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