Wardian's average time from Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and NYC was 2:31:09. *RW article
Also, the WMM is going after Lilya Shobukhova for more than $1.4 million in appearance fees and prize money she took from them while doping.
"My talent is being wasted. I don't have any motivation. Shobukhova and Jeptoo have been suspended but I have not been paid what was due to me."
Mary Wittenberg: “It’s a real concern. The WMM was strongly supportive of an out-of-competition testing lab and system in Kenya and Ethiopia. That has to happen.”
Nick Bitel: "We've just agreed with the IAAF that we're going to carry out hundreds and hundreds of out-of-competition tests on athletes ourselves. We're not just sitting there waiting for somebody else to find out the results, we're being very proactive about this."
All her results since 2009 hyave been disqualified by the IAAF.
*London Marathon Will Attempt To Recover Prize Money And Appearance Fees Paid To Shobukhova Any recovered money will be used to pay athletes reallocated prize money.
*Chicago Marathon Will Also Attempt To Recover Prize Money
2-time world champ Edna Kiplagat: "I hope the [ban] will deter Kenyan athletes to stop taking shortcuts. It will be a lesson for others. It's unfortunate since nobody wants anyone to be banned. If you take something like EPO, which is injected as a professional athlete, it is obvious you know what you are putting in your body."
*MB: Justice: Rita Jeptoo gets 2 year ban from Atheltics Kenya
Previously, he worked in marketing for Bank of America.
Assuming Kipsang passes his post-NYC drug test, he'll be transferred the money soon, but the presentation ceremony (which was scheduled for the Monday after the NYC Marathon) date is uncertain due to the Jeptoo case.
Looking at the case of Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova who won over $1 million from WMM races, hypothetically she has to pay back it back, but recovering money in an overseas jurisdiction is very difficult.
Right now Kipsang is 3rd in the standings behind Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede.
A look at the routes in Berlin, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, London, Boston.
She only needs to finish in the top 3 in Chicago to win the overall WMM title.
She stole over $1.4 million but it seems unlikely meets will get it back because she is in Russia. No official word, but athletes she beat likely won't get their money either.
2:04 man Tadesse Tola and two-time World champion Abel Kirui lead a men's field that has 5 others who have gone 2:06 or better including 2011 World Junior XC champ Geoffrey Kipsang. 2012 Olympian Arata Fujiwara leads the Japanese charge. The women's favorite is 2:19 runner Lucy Kabuu who will face Tirfi Tsegaye (2:21:19).