31 Oct '14, 12pm

Report: Rita Jeptoo, who won Boston and Chicago marathons this year, has failed a drug test:

The awards ceremony to recognize the winners of the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors series has been postponed from its scheduled Sunday occurrence, the series has announced . The postponement comes as Kenyan Rita Jeptoo , who won this year's Boston and Chicago Marathon s and was to be awarded the women's $500,000 World Marathon Majors title, has reportedly tested positive for the banned blood-boosting agent EPO. Longtime running journalist Larry Eder reported the news of Jeptoo's alleged positive test earlier today on RunBlogRun . The Kenyan athletic federation has subsequently told AFP News that Jeptoo's test was positive for EPO. In the World Marathon Majors scoring system, Jeptoo had amassed enough points in the 2013-2014 season that no woman running Sunday's New York City Marathon would have been able to surpass her. The men's series title will be determined by Sunday'...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/new-york-city-marathon/world-...

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