Rita Jeptoo: IAAF wants Kenyan's doping ban doubled

Rita Jeptoo
Kenyan Rita Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon on three occasions

Athletics' governing body has asked sport's highest court to double Rita Jeptoo's two-year doping ban.

But the Kenyan athlete has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) seeking to overturn her punishment for failing a drugs test.

Jeptoo, 34, became Kenya's first high-profile athlete to fail a test when she tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in September.

Athletics Kenya have suspended her from all competition until October 2016.

CAS has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) wants a four-year ban because of "aggravating circumstances".

But Jeptoo, who says she may have been prescribed some banned substances at a local hospital after a road accident, is seeking a delay in the ban's implementation and hopes to compete in August's World Championships.

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