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CHEERS FOR CHERUYIOT

The elite women set off from Newcastle

IF ROAD RUNNING is where Vivian Cheruiyot’s future lies, then the adaptation was virtually instantaneous as the Kenyan 5000m Olympic champion put in a remarkably sensible tactical performance to win on her halfmarathon debut.

Celebrating her 33rd birthday on a sunny but blustery day on the north-east coast of England, Cheruiyot went toe to toe with the 2013 champion and 2012 Olympic marathon silver medallist, Priscah Jeptoo, into the final metres where the eventual winner’s short-distance speed came to the fore as she burst away to win in 67:54 – one second ahead of Jeptoo.

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba took third in 68:04 to go with her 10,000m bronze medal from Rio, after she was broken by the Kenyan pair’s gradual increase of pace in the final quarter of the race.

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ACTION 6 GREAT CITYGAMES David Rudisha sets world 500m best on the banks of the Tyne 12 GREAT NORTH RUN Mo Farah claims third consecutive title as Vivian Cheruiyot wins women’s race 20 RIO PARALYMPICS Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft among GB gold medallists 26 DIAMOND LEAGUE Sandi Morris vaults 5.00m as the series ends in Brussels NEWS 32 Rutherford reflects on mixed year 36 Simpson exceeding expectations PERFORMANCE 38 Sports science news 40 Athlete Insight – Seb Rodger 42 Nutrition – the 3 R’s of recovery 44 Product reviews – fast food PREVIEWS 55 Look-ahead to British Masters Championships, plus TV guide RESULTS & FIXTURES 46 Results round-up 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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