Tigrai Onlne - February 16, 2014
We sought out Erupe in his home in Eldoret for an interview but he declined to meet us. “I made my money and I do not owe anyone any explanations,” he told our investigative team over the phone.
However, investigations by The Standard on Sunday reveal that doping is no longer a secret and athletes openly and casually talk about it the way one talks about eating lunch.
Conversations about the drug use tend to go like this: “You see so and so? Yes, the one that won that marathon? Well, he or she is a ‘boosters’ guy.”
“Boosters”, as athletes refer to the banned drugs, threaten to taint the image of a sport that has marketed the country internationally so effectively than any marketing campaign could ever achieve.