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EVENT Report - Women's 5000 Metres

kick affair, Vivian Cheruiyot led a 1-2 finish for Africa in the women’s 5000m to conclude the distance programme at the IAAF / VTB Bank Continental Cup.

With no one seizing control of the dawdling pace – the second kilometre was covered in just under 3:45, and three kilometres was reached in 10:18 – it came down to the kickers and it was Cheruiyot, the reigning World champion who handled effortlessly the best that Ethiopian rival Sentayehu Ejigu could mustre. Cheruiyot’s winning time, 16:05.74, was the second slowest since the event was introduced in 1998, but only the second time in four editions that the title went to Team Africa.

Ejigu was unchallenged in second, clocking 16:07.11, with Molly Huddle, the lowered the U.S. and Area record to 14:44.76 in Brussels 10 days ago, was third in 16:08.60.

Bob Ramsak for the IAAF