London Marathon champion Vivian Cheruiyot arrived in the country Tuesday night from England where she won her second marathon title.
Cheruiyot won the ladies 42-kilometer race as another Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s title.
Since moving from track racing after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Cheruiyot was focused on adding a second marathon title to the first one she won in Frankfurt, Germany last year.
She took to the ladies race determined to secure her first win in London, and easily crossed the line first in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds, nearly two minutes ahead of compatriot Brigid Kosgei who finished second while Tadelech Bekele of Ethiopia finished third just edging Gladys Cherono and Mary Keitany who were fourth and fifth, respectively.
Cheruiyot’s time was five minutes faster than the time she posted in Frankfurt when she won in 2 hours, 23 minutes and 35 seconds.
The multiple world champion has now set her eyes on the New York marathon slated for the 4th of November, this year.
Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s marathon in 2 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds, beating Tola Kitata of Ethiopia to the second position while Mo Farah of Great Britain, settled for third spot.