World Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot Wins Women's 10,000m Gold

Updated: 24 August 2015 19:17 IST

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyo, who previously claimed the 10km title in Daegu in 2011 and is also a two-time world 5000m champion, clocked a winning time of 31 minutes, 41.41 seconds in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

World Athletics: Vivian Cheruiyot Wins Women
Vivian Cheruiyot after her gold-winning effort in Beijing. © AFP

Beijing:

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot won back the women's 10,000m world title on Monday, producing a commanding last-lap surge for victory just a year after starting a family.

Cheruiyot, who previously claimed the 10km title in Daegu in 2011 and is also a two-time world 5000m champion, clocked a winning time of 31 minutes, 41.41 seconds in Beijing.

World number one and former world indoor 1500m champion Gelete Burka of Ethiopia claimed silver in 31:41.77, while American Emily Infeld took bronze (31:43.49).

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