Wednesday, 19 October 2016 20:50

Jeptoo eyes return to elite marathon running

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo says she hopes to return soon to elite distance running after her two-year doping ban expires at the end of this month.

The 35-year-old three-time Boston marathon winner tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO, in an out of competition test in September 2014, and was given a two-year sanction by Athletics Kenya. But her return depends on the outcome of her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which is set to rule on her case on October 26, after the IAAF requested that the ban be doubled to four years. "I have returned to serious training with the hope that I will return to the marathon soon," Jeptoo told AFP from her hometown of Eldoret.

AFP -- OmRiyadat