Former world champion Cheruiyot targets November return to track

Tuesday September 16 2014

PHOTO | AFP Ethiopia's Gelete Burka (right), Kenya's Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (centre) and Kenya's Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot compete in the women's 5000m heats at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. The National Olympics Committee of Kenya has given a grant of Sh130,000 to each of its 20 affiliates.

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot (left), Ethiopia's Gelete Burka (right) and Kenya's Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. The 2011 Daegu double World champion Vivian Cheruiyot will be making a comeback this November with the National Cross Country series. PHOTO | AFP AFP

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The 2011 Daegu double World champion Vivian Cheruiyot will be making a comeback this November with the National Cross Country series.

Cheruiyot, who celebrated her 31st birthday on September 11, resumed training in June after taking a maternal break to take care of her baby boy, Allan, who turns one year next month. The break saw Cheruiyot, who is also the 2011 World Cross Country champion, fail to defend her 5,000m and 10,000m titles during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

“I am back and in full swing. I feel great that even if I leave the house, I know there is someone precious at home watching over me,” said Cheruiyot, who has been training in Eldoret. “My body has responded well to training and I can’t wait to get back to the track.”

Cheruiyot is eyeing a slot in Team Kenya to the World Cross Country Champions where she intends to reclaim her title. “I also hope to get a chance to compete at the World Championships where I will focus on 5,000m race alone,” said Cheruiyot.

The World Cross and World Championships will take place in China in March and August respectively.