Rita Jeptoo

Rita Jeptoo

September 26, 2017

WTW: Why It's Bad To Run Super Fast In Your First Marathon, Wilson Kipsang DNFs, and Rita Jeptoo Puts a Courtroom To Sleep

Did you know Wilson Kipsang has run sub 2:05 EIGHT straight years? Plus Abebe Bikila's record lives on, John Kellogg nails yet another marathon prediction and more.  
November 01, 2016

WTW: Mark Wetmore Works His 'Magic', Foreigners in the NCAA, What Rita Jeptoo's Doping Suspension Means For Her Coach and Agent + American Marathoners Bobby Curtis and Linsday Flanagan

The Colorado men and women shined brightly in different ways at Pac 12s, so did two American marathoners in Frankfurt, plus a look at Rita Jeptoo's doping suspension and the amount of foreign studs in NCAA xc.
October 26, 2016

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Awards 2014 Women's Title To Mare Dibaba

Dibaba ran 2:25:37 in 2014 finishing about a minute back from the now officially DQ'd Rita Jeptoo.
October 26, 2016

Abbott World Marathon Majors Awards Edna Kiplagat Series 2013-2014 Women’s Title

The press release says she still wins the $500,000 prize purse, but no mention if they are going after Rita Jeptoo for her her doped winnings.
October 31, 2014

Rita Jeptoo's Agent and Coach, Paula Radcliffe, and NYC Marathon Pros React to News of Jeptoo's Positive "A" Drug Test

The agent and coach of the world's top marathoner Rita Jeptoo expressed shock and surprise along with many of the top pros at Jeptoo's positive test.

October 31, 2014

World Marathon Majors Issues Statement on Rita Jeptoo Testing Positive, Postpones WMM Award Ceremony

The WMM hast postponed Sunday's award ceremony for Rita Jeptoo after her "A" sample reportedly came back positive.

October 29, 2014

2013-2014 World Marathon Majors Champions To Be Crowned On November 2 In NYC

Wilson Kipsang needs to win on Sunday in order to beat Dennis Kimetto for the half million dollar prize. Rita Jeptoo is already a lock for the win on the women's side.

October 17, 2014

2014 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards To Be Given At Next Month's Athens Marathon

Dennis Kimetto has already been named for the men while the women's award is between Rita Jeptoo and Florence Kiplagat.

October 15, 2014

All Hail Emily Sisson, Quenton Cassidy, Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge, And Rita Jeptoo, Find Us Some Steroids, Bad Marathon Coverage, And Proof That Road Races Are Too Expensive

We break down Chicago 2014 for you some more and refuse to go negative about Kenenisa Bekele. We also try to highlight some action that was overshadowed by Chicago last week - including a great run by Emily Sisson and wins by Quenton Cassidy and Josh McDougal. Then we wonder if we should get on steroids, complain about the price of road races (in Kenya) and tell you how Japanese running is being overrun by Kenyans and Ethiopians.

October 09, 2014

2014 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Rita Jeptoo Attempts to Win Fourth Straight World Marathon Major

After a 2:18:57 CR in Boston in April, a win by Jeptoo would give her the best two-year run since Paula Radcliffe set two WRs and won three majors from 2002-2003., but it will be far from easy as marathon world record holder Florence Kiplagat and 2:19:52 woman Mare Dibaba will both try to beat Jeptoo to the finish line in Grant Park. The American contingent is led by Olympian Amy Hastings and Clara Santucci, who won the Pittsburgh Marathon in May, as Lisa Uhl looks to try to start the resurrection of her career.

April 30, 2014

Week That Was: Meb Has Won Boston, Emails From Meb's Brother, and Ryan Hall's Mom, Rita Jeptoo, Sub 5 Beer Mile, Annie Bersagel, Drake, Penn and More

Meb, Meb, Meb: We break down Meb's amazing win at Boston and Rita Jeptoo's finish. Plus, emails from Ryan Hall's mom, Meb's brother, some praise for Dan O'Brien, a sub 5 beer mile, Annie Bersagel joins the sub 2:30 club, and some tremendous pro action at Drake.

April 22, 2014

Four Thoughts on the Women's Race: Shalane's Bid for Glory, Jeptoo's Incredible Final 3 Miles, The 2:18 and 2:19 Clubs, and Desi Linden

We break down the women's race and Shalane Flanagan's bid for glory, Rita Jeptoo's sick final 3.2 miles, the 2:18 and 2:19 clubs, and Desi Linden.
April 21, 2014

Rita Jeptoo Earns Third Boston Marathon Crown With Sensational 2:18:57 Course Record

Editor's note: Jeptoo would eventually be stripped of her title for doping. Deba, Buzunesh Deba is officially the champion and course record holder at 2:19:59. More here: MB: Rita Jeptoo Stripped of 2014 Boston Marathon title
April 17, 2014

The International 2014 Boston Marathon Women's Field

Don't be uneducated when you watch Monday's Boston Marathon. We break down the international portion of the field. Rita Jeptoo headlines three returning champs in the field, we've also got an LRC fan, and a Dibaba. And if a blond haired woman crosses the line first and it's not Shalane, we've got you covered.
February 09, 2014

Elite Fields Announced For 2014 RAK Half-Marathon On February 14th

The ridiculously deep fields include 11 men who have gone under 60-minutes and 7-women who have ran under 68:00. Men's side includes Bernard Koech (58:41), Stanley Biwott (58:56), Chicago Marathon champ Dennis Kimetto, former Half-Marathon World champ Wilson Kiprop and  2011 10,000m World champ Ibrahim Jelian. On the women's side there is London/NYC Marathon champ Priscah Jeptoo, Boston champ Rita Jeptoo and former 10K World champ Linet Masai making her half debut.
October 13, 2013

Rita Jeptoo Wins 2013 Chicago Marathon, Sets World-Leading 2:19:57 Time By Running A Big Negative Split

Ritz Jeptoo crushed the back half of the race to get the win and the first sub 2:20:00 clocking in 2013.