Reigning Olympic 5,000m Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot is eyeing her second Great North Run victory in the next race scheduled for September 9 in the United Kingdom.
Cheruiyot, who is determined to take the title will also return to Tyneside as she bids to make it two victories in three years.
Cheruiyot won on her debut over the distance in 2016, and finished second to winner Mary Keitany last year.
“I want to be on top of that podium again next month as I look forward to returning to England for the Simplyhealth Great North Run,” Cheruiyot said.
Last year, Keitany led Kenyans to sweep the top five places at in Great North Run women’s elite race.
The World marathon record holder timed 1:05:59 seconds, the third fastest women’s time in the race’s history for her third win.
Vivian Cheruiyot was placed second, and Caroline Kipkirui third.
Keitany broke clear of the pack in the opening stages and set a tough pace as she finished one minute and 45 seconds clear of fellow Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot, who won last year.