Olympics: Kenyan Cheruiyot Trumps Ayana For 5000m Gold

Olympics: Kenyan Cheruiyot trumps Ayana for 5000m gold

RIO DE JANEIRO,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Augst,2016) - Two-time former world champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya rained on Ethiopian Almaz Ayana's bid for an Olympic distance double, kicking with two laps to run to seal gold in the women's 5000m on Friday.

Cheruiyot, who won silver in the London Games four years ago, timed a new Olympic record of 14min 26.18sec, with teammate Hellen Obiri taking silver in 14:29.77. Ayana, who set an amazing world record to win the 10,000m earlier in the week, had to be happy with bronze.