Kenyan’s once again dominated the long distance running events of Olympics. This time around two Kenyan’s won the gold and silver medal in the Women’s 5000m race of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday, August 19.
Kenya’s Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot won the gold medal finishing the race first with a time of 14 minutes 26.17 seconds to break the Olympic record of 14:40.79 set by Romania’s Gabriela Szabo in Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Hellen Onsando Obiri came in second to win the silver medal with a time of 14:29.77 to make it a double celebration for Kenya.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana won the bronze medal in the event with a time of 14:33.59.
In last decade or so Kenyan’s and Ethiopians are leading in long distance running events, not only in Olympics but in other international competitions as well.
Another Kenyan, Mercy Cherono finished the race fourth with a time of 14:42.89 while Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi finished fifth with a time of 14:43.75.