Vivian Cheruiyot

London2012: Ethiopian Defar steps out of her rivals' shadows to regain title

Meseret Defar walking away from the track after her winning celebration in London/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia acheived the rare feat of regaining an Olympic athletics title when the Athens 2004 5000m gold medallist triumphed again at the London 2012 Olympic Games, winning in 15 minutes 4.25 seconds on Friday.

Bekele, Cheruiyot, Dibaba and Jelimo top Doha bill - Samsung Diamond League

Samsung Diamond League 2012 Doha - Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Top African stars Kenenisa Bekele, Vivian Cheruiyot, Genzebe Dibaba, Abubaker Kaki and Pamela Jelimo headline first names for the opening meeting of the 2012 Samsung Diamond League season which blasts off on Friday May 11 in Doha, Qatar.

Flu stops Cheruiyot from Birmingham Grand Prix showdown

Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot at the Daegu 2011 IAAF World Championships

Kenya's double world 5000 and 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, has had to withdraw from this Saturday’s Aviva Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham after coming down with a bout of flu.

Vivian Cheruiyot to kickstart 2012 season in Birmingham

Vivian Cheruiyot at the Laureus Awards/ Photo: Getty/Laureus

Four-time World Champion and 2011 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot will run her only indoor race this season at the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday, as she steps up preparations for London 2012 Olympic gold.

Cheruiyot and Pistorius win coveted Laureus sport awards

 Academy member Kip Keino and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year winner Vivian Cheruiyot/ (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

Kenya’s extraordinary distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot was awarded the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011 and South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius was presented with the Laureus Disability Award at an awards ceremony held at Central Hall, Westminster, London last night.

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