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Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test
Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has asked for a B test after failing an out-of-competition doping test in September, officials said on Tuesday. Jeptoo met Kenyan athletics chiefs who informed her that she had been provisionally suspended from competition. Jeptoo told reporters last week that the accusation was false and requested to exercise her right to order testing of a B sample. David Okeyo, Athletics Kenya's (AK) senior vice president, said Jeptoo had discussed her defense with the country's top athletics body during the meeting. "We took her through the defense procedure as per the IAAF rules. She also...

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