20 Aug '16, 2pm

Vivian Cheruiyot won the 5000 meter gold with an exciting chase of Almaz Ayana! #rio2016

Vivian Cheruiyot finally gets the only gold medal she had been missing and yearning for in her career: The women's 5000m became such an exciting race after Almaz Ayana was almost 80 meters ahead of the field with about 6 laps to go and three Kenyans were working together in a chasing pack of three, as they tried to reduce the gap. Was the gap going to reduce? Was Ayana beatable? Was the team work by Kenyans going to work for them? Led by Miyuki Uehara of Japan, the race had started out quite fast as the athletes crossed the first kilometer in 2:59.9. Ayana, Cheruiyot, Obiri, Can and Cherono followed in that order. Ayana broke away as they approached the two kilometer point and, for a while, the four athletes behind followed shortly before letting her go. It definitely promised to be a fast race. From 2000m up to the 4000m, Ayana was running at an average of 2:50 per kilome...

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