Vivian CHERUIYOT

Vivian Cheruiyot - Kenya - 2015 World 10,000 metres Champion in China.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 24 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 11 September 1983
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Keiyo District, Kenya
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Vivian CHERUIYOT - Kenya - 2015 World 10,000 metres Champion in China.

2011 champion Vivian Cheruiyot glances behind her to see where Gelete Burka is

as the pair prepare to enter the finishing straight, for their sprint to the finish line.

Vivian won that duel, but Molly Huddle lost hers, having to concede the bronze medal

to fellow American Emily Infield.



1.
 Vivian  CHERUIYOT  KEN 31:41.31
2.
 Gelete  BURKA  ETH  31:41.77
3.  Emily  INFIELD  USA  31:43.39
4.  Molly  HUDDLE  USA  31:43.58
5.  Sally  KIPYEGO  KEN  31:44.42 SB
6.  Shalane  FLANAGAN  USE  31.46.23
7.  Alemitu  HEROYE  ETH  31:49.73
8.  Betsy  SAINA  KEN  31:51.35
SB

 

 

The following year at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Vivian finally won her

first Olympic Gold medal winning, the women's 5,000 metres final.

 

She had, of course, already won four gold medals at three World Championships

including the one above.

 

2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Women's 5,000 metres final.  19th. August 2016

 

 1.  Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya  14:26.17
 2.  Hellen Onsando Obiri  Kenya  14:29.77
 3.  Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia  14:33.59
 4.  Mercy Cherono  Kenya  14:42.89
 5.  Senbere Teferi  Ethiopia  14:43.75
 6.  Yasemin Can  Turkey  14:56.96
 7.  Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal  Norway  14:57.53
 8.  Susan Kuijken  Netherlands  15:00.69

 

Seven days before the 5,000 metres Viivian won the silver medal in an amazing 10,000m final.

and set a new Kenyan 5,000m record.


2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Final Women's 10,000 metres.


 1.  Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia  29:17.45  World record
 2.  Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya  29:32.53  NR
 3.  Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia  29:42.56  PB
 4.  Alice Aprot Nawowuna  Kenya  29:53.51  PB
 5.  Betsy Saina  Kenya  30:07.78  PB
 6.  Molly Huddle  United States  30:13.17  NR
 7.  Yasemin Can  Turkey   
 30:26.41   
 PB
 8.  Gelete Burka  Ethiopia  30:26.66  PB

 

Thirty five women finished the race and set one World Record, one age World Record*,

eight National records and established eighteen personal best times ! 

SOME RACE.

*Jo Pavey (GBR) World  W40  age record. (31:33.44 age 42) 15th place in Rio.

 

PERSONAL BEST TIMES:

 


1500 Metres      4:06.6          Nairobi    18 MAY 2012
2000 Metres      5:31.52         Eugene, OR    07 JUN 2009
3000 Metres      8:28.66         Stuttgart    23 SEP 2007
5000 Metres      14:20.87       Stockholm  29 JUL 2011
10,000 Metres    29:32.53      Rio de Janeiro    12 AUG 2016
10 Kilometres    30:47           San Juan, PUR    26 FEB 2012
15 Kilometres    47:51           Portsmouth, GBR    25 OCT 2015
20 Kilometres    1:06:25        Lisboa    19 MAR 2017
Half Marathon    1:09:44        Lisboa    19 MAR 2017
30 Kilometres    1:38:50        London    23 APR 2017
Marathon           2:23:50       London    23 APR 2017   (provisional)