At Boston the following April she cut another minute off her
personal best with a course record 2:18:57 with almost dead even
splits of 1:09:29 and 1:09:28.
At Chicago in 2014 she became
the first woman to break the winner’s banner in four consecutive
races as she achieved a perfect 100 points for the 2013-14
seasons. But that result will be annulled because she failed the
Jeptoo first put her name on the roster of Boston Champions
with a 10-second win at the 2006 race.
Athletics Kenya (AK)
President Isaiah Kiplagat says more Kenyans doped in 2014
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
More Kenyans were caught doping beyond the names
released by International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF),
Athletics Kenya (AK) President Isaiah Kiplagat confirmed Friday.
16 more cases have not been reported because the AK cannot
track down the suspected athletes to hear their version of the
So far 32 cases of doping were reported and only 16 have been
made public from Kenya.
"They are elusive.
"But we are doing our best to get hold of them.
"Most competed in Peru, Mexico, USA and Europe. A few
cases were in Asia.
"The number is over 200.
"But only 32 were nabbed," Kiplagat told reporters in
Kenya has come under the spotlight for failing to curb the
vice as several of their elite athletes rule the world in long
distance races and marathon.
"We punish and warn these athletes not to get caught
"Out of the 32 cases, this year, we have no clue on 16
"We don’t know where to find these athletes.
"There are maybe more cases to come.
"There are also five cases of transgender and IAAF wants
us to determine the gender of these athletes if they are men
or women by testing their hormones," said Kiplagat.
With a huge surplus after declaring their annual financial
statements, the federation has not tried to invest the money in
sensitizing, educating and curbing doping, save for one seminar
it held in Eldoret.
But Kiplagat will not be taking the sticks insisting that
even the cases revealed by the Germany TV, where 150 samples
from the London Olympics Games, where IAAF is alleged to have
been covering- up on doping, are all innocent.
"We can’t reveal the identity of these athletes.
"That is confidential unless their samples, which have
been kept in a bank reveal different pattern of hemoglobin
after subsequent tests.
"But many athletes try to clear their system, so that when
tested again the banned drugs can’t be found. It is always
difficult to trace them," Kiplagat said.
JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY:
Brussels conquest ahead of world cross in China
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s World Junior Cross Country champion Faith
Chepng’etich will make her second show in Brussels on Sunday as
she seeks to shake off the rust after a long break.
Chepng’etich is keen to stake claim to the World Cross
Country championships, which will be held in Guiyang, China on
"I am just getting started.
"I had a long holiday after the track season.
"Winning the Commonwealth games was great and now, I must
get my body ready for the cross country and I want gold in
China," she said.
Chepng’etich will be making her debut as a senior in the
The 1,500m Commonwealth Games champion is keen to take her
top form in junior to her senior competitions.
Also competing in Brussels are World Junior and Asian
Games 3000m champion Ruth Jebet of Bahrain Zewdnesh Ayele of
Ethiopia and two time European champion Fionnuala Britton.
There is also Belgium’s Almensch Belete, while Louise
Carton is another strong home contender.
Bulgaria’s Militsa Mircheva will hope to carry the form
that took her to silver in the u23 race in Samokov.
The men’s race will see the top two from last year’s race
return; Alex Kibet of Kenya and Albert Rop of Bahrain.