In Summary
  • Freshly minted women’s marathon record holder jets back
  • Coach Maiyo says Chicago Marathon champ will never skip any dope test

It can be tough for a runner who posts huge performances and comes from the same camp as banned athletes Rita Jeptoo, Jemima Sumgong and Asbel Kiprop.

But Chicago Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei, who is managed by Federico Rosa of Rosa and Associati, is unfazed.

The athlete, who improved her previous personal best of 2:18:20 by four minutes after winning in Chicago in a new world record time of 2:14:04 last Sunday, said she is ready to be tested as many times as possible to prove she achieved the fete honestly. Kosgei is also the London Marathon champion.

Speaking during a press conference at Riadha House Wednesday after returning from Chicago on Tuesday night, her coach Eric Kimaiyo said Kosgei will never dodge any doping test.

“Brigid was tested six times before Chicago Marathon and before that, eight times ahead of London Marathon. She will never dodge a test. There are three times the anti-doping officials did not test her and they made a big deal out of it yet she was sick or had left the training venue when they arrived. Let them test her to the last minute. We are ready for the tests,” said Kimaiyo.

RESPONSIBILITY

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