ATHLETICS: Kenya's Jeptoo banned for two years
Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, who won the Boston and Chicago marathons, has been banned for two years after failing a drug test.
She became Kenya's first high-profile athlete to fail a test, when she tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in September.
However, Jeptoo says she may have been prescribed some banned substances at a local hospital after a road accident.
She has become the 45th Kenyan athlete to have failed a doping test.
David Rudisha, the Olympic 800 metre champion, says he fears for Kenya's hard-won reputation after repeat allegations of doping.
Jeptoo's ban comes only a few days after Athletics Kenya announced that eight more Kenyan athletes have been suspended for between one and four years for taking performance-enhancing drugs.
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