Baby on way for Vivian Cheruiyot, release from Ricky Simms, note by Larry Eder

Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya, February 2012, 
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Vivian Cheruiyot will not be able to defend her 5,000m and 10,000 golds from Daegu, Korea at the Moscow 2013 World Championships, as she is expecting a baby early in the new year, per the following release from Ricky Simms. 

For immediate release -


21st May 2013


We are delighted to announce that triple World Champion and 2012 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot is expecting her first child later this year. 


Quote from Vivian, "I am very happy to announce that I will take some time off from athletics this year as I am pregnant with my first child.  I have been running for many years and at 29 feel that now is the right time to start a family.  Unfortunately I will not be able to defend my World Championships 5000m and 10,000m titles in Moscow but I will be back for the 2014 season and the 2015 World T&F Championships in Beijing.  I have already spoken to some of my colleagues who had babies to get advice about when to return to training after giving birth.  My long term goal is the 2016 Olympic Games in Beijing and to finally win Olympic gold". 


After getting silver in the 5000m in the 2007 World T&F Championships in Osaka the diminutive Kenyan runner went on to win gold in the 2009 World T&F Championships in Berlin, 2010 African Championships in Nairobi and 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.  In 2011 she won the Word Championships triple - World Cross Country in Punta Umbria and World 5000m and 10,000m Championships in Daegu.  In 2012 she won silver in the 5000m and bronze in the 10,0000m in the Olympic Games in London.  On the IAAF Diamond League circuit Vivian has won the 5000m Diamond Race for the past three years.         





Ricky Simms


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