31 Oct '14, 6pm

Rita Jeptoo's coach and manager profess ignorance of reported drug use:

Rita Jeptoo's coach and manager profess ignorance of reported drug use:

Claudio Berardelli, who has coached Boston and Chicago Marathon Rita Jeptoo champion for 11 months, said “I feel stupid” upon learning that Jeptoo had reportedly produced a positive “A” urine sample during an out-of-competition drug test in September. Federico Rosa, Jeptoo’s manager and Berardelli’s employer, also professed ignorance of performance-enhancing drug use by Jeptoo. Berardelli and Rosa spoke Friday morning at a New York City Marathon press conference. Jeptoo was to have received the World Marathon Majors $500,000 prize following Sunday’s marathon, but the ceremony has been postponed in light of Jeptoo’s reported positive test. “We’ve been sharing information with the IAAF, helping them,” Rosa said. “I see what is going on in Kenya, how many athletes have been caught. I don’t think agents are behind it. I think it’s more on their own. [Berardelli and I] know we ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/rita-jeptoos-co...

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