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Vivian Cheruiyot Set For First Indoor Appearance

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 14, 2012
  • Updated Feb. 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM UTC
Vivian Cheruiyot will be the woman to beat on February 18. Photo: IAAF

She will be running the 3000m event.

One of Kenya’s most capabable distance runners on the track will only be taking to the indoor oval once this season. According to a report posted on the IAAF Web site, Vivian Cheruiyot, a double World Championship gold medalist (5000m and 10,000m) will appear at the IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting in Birmingham, England on February 18.

Cheruiyot, 29, will be toeing the line next to Britain’s Helen Clitheroe in the 3000m event.

It will be her solitary indoor appearance.

“I’ve competed indoors in Birmingham once before and ran a Kenyan Record and I’m looking forward to racing there again,” she said. “I will only run one indoor race this year so this will be a key meet for me – to see how my training has worked over the winter season and to see what I need to do in the next few months.”

The record that Cheruiyot referred to was a blistering 8:30.53 in the 3000m. She describes this upcoming race as a “key” element of her pre-Olympic training.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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