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The Running Times 2012 Runners of the Year in the world, the U.S. and Canada

The Running Times 2012 Runners of the Year in the world, the U.S. and Canada

Although she didn’t accomplish it in the dominant fashion we saw in 2011 and also missed out on Olympic gold, Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot again claimed the top spot in our rankings. Her lowest finish all year was a single third-place showing, and that came in the Olympic 10,000m final. Cheruiyot was consistent all year, won the World’s Best 10K road race in 30:47, and recorded 2012’s fastest 5,000m, 14:35:62 at the Golden Gala Diamond League meet in Rome where she edged Olympic champion Meseret Defar by three one hundredths of a second. Defar, third in our rankings, and Tirunesh Dibaba, runner-up, both competed sparingly in 2012. But both brought home Olympic gold medals (Dibaba at 10,000m and Defar at 5,000m). Top Americans on the world-ranking list were Abbey D’Agostino (No. 37), Shalane Flanagan (No. 39) and Janet Bawcom (No. 42).

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