Marathon Winner Banned for Doping

It’s been reported today that Rita Jeptoo, the winner of the women’s competition in both the Chicago and Boston marathons last year, has been banned from competing for two years after failing a drug test. Prior to this, she had been credited as the winner for three Boston Marathons and two Chicago Marathons.

It’s very disappointing that someone who had been doing so well at distance running for the past few years was actually cheating.