An Exclusive to RunBlogRun, by Larry Eder
New York, New York . Friday, October 31, 2014
In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample.
Following this test, Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, defending her title.
In such situations, and per WADA rules, a B sample of the athlete must be tested, and the representative of said athlete, or athlete may be in attendance. The B sample has not been tested at this time.
This situation creates a conundrum for the World Marathon Majors. Read on here.…