Rita Jeptoo

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Ian O’Riordan travelled to Iten, Kenya, in December 2011, seven months before the London Olympics for a share fo the sacred air.

The plan was to live and train with the Kenyans for a few weeks and get some proper insight into why they’re so bloody good. I wasn’t born in the moun(...)

Kenya’s sports minister, Amina Mohamed, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Nairobi. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya plans to impose criminal penalties – including possible jail terms – on athletes caught doping, and it is now working on new legislation on the(...)

 Kipyegon Bett was already serving a provisional suspension for failing to submit to sample collection on August 15th.

Kipyegon Bett, Kenya’s world 800 metres bronze medallist, has tested positive for banned blood booster Erythropoeitin (EPO), Athletics Kenya official(...)

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line in the 2014 Boston marathon. She has been disqualified form the race after CAS doubled her two-year doping ban. Photograph: Getty

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had her doping ban doubled to four years and been disqualified from the Boston marathon she won in 2014, the Co(...)

A young girl on her way to school runs ahead of a group of elite runners out for a morning workout at Kaptagat in Eldoret town. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty

The rain has ended, the low clouds are clearing and the wet rust-coloured earth of the track shines in the sharp, angled sun. Justin Kipchumba is walk(...)

Dozens of Kenyan athletes stormed the athletics federation headquarters in Nairobi earlier this month, locking out officials and demanding that top Athletics Kenya (AK) bosses step down following allegations of graft and doping cover-ups. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

Kenya, facing scrutiny from world anti-doping officials and criticism that it is not doing enough to tackle the problem, has banned seven mo(...)

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombings. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/ Reuters.

Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Mo(...)

Winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, failed an out-of-competition test in October. Two more Kenyan athletes have tested positive and been banned for two years. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Kenyan long-distance runners Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo have failed drugs tests and will be banned for two years, Athletics (...)

Kenyan marathon runner  Rita Jeptoo, seen here winning   the Chicago Marathon earlier this month, tested positive for a banned substance  during an out of competition test. Photograph: David Banks/EPA

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya (...)

Meb Keflezighi is congratulated after winning the men’s division of the Boston Marathon. He described the crowd as phenomenal” and said: “I used them to propel me forward.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Record crowds basked in bright sunshine to cheer on runners in the second largest field in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history as this proud(...)

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