This from an article in the Daily Nation yesterday about the testimony of Rita Jeptoo at her former coach's hearing. The article says the test was in 2015, but we assume it was a misquote and it was meant to say 2014 as that was when Jeptoo would have been in Laussane to have her "B" sample tested. (Athletes are allowed to come watch their "B" sample getting tested in person.)
The article doesn't make it 100% clear, but there was at least some altercation between Jeptoo and the testers.
Jeptooâ€™s Aunt, Anne Jemutai Langat told a packed court that the athlete disturbed laboratory attendants in Laussane, Switzerland when she was being subjected to a doping test.
â€œI was called into the Laboratory where the tests were being conducted in 2015 and as I entered the room I found the director shouting and throwing his hands in the air saying she (Jeptoo) had disturbed them,â€ Ms Langat testified.
Ms Langat said she accompanied the marathoner during all the doping tests trials in USA and AK because she had a language hitch.
Ms Lagat said after the Laussane altercation between Ms Jeptoo and the doping experts , she wrote a letter apologising to them as â€œ the athlete had a language handicap.â€
Ms Jeptoo had disclosed to her aunt that she became agitated when she saw the examiners of her specimen mixing them and asking her questions which did not understand.
â€œDid they (examiners) tell you Jeptoo attempted to grab the specimen from them? ,â€ Mr Kemboy asked Ms Langat.
â€œThey did not tell me that but all they reported to me was that she (Jeptoo) disturbed them,â€ Ms Langat answered.