Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot cracked the 3:50 barrier to take victory at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on Saturday (26).
Cheruiyot was on his own class as he defeated a strong field that included World and Commonwealth games champion Elijah Manangoi who also happens to be his training partner at the Rongai Athletics Club (RAC).
Cheruiyot was once again highly impressive, the world 1500m silver medallist showing Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera a clean pair of heels around the final turn, kicking off the front to take victory in 3:49.87 to Tefera’s 3:51.26.
“I like Eugene, every time I come I improve my time,” said Cheruiyot. “My goal for the season is to run under 3:28 in Monaco.”
Managoi finished in third place with 3:52.18