She'll face Betsy Saina in the half next weekend.
After track season she decided to make the switch from the American Distance Project in Colorado Springs.
The former NCAA champ from Iowa State represented Kenya at Worlds where she was 8th in the 10,000.
Cheruiyot's time put her 5th on the all-time list as 42-year-old Jo Pavey was an impressive second (52:44) ahead of Gemma Steel (4th) and Betsy Saina (5th). For the men, Kipsiro beat out Emmanuel Kipsang by 8-seconds with Emmanuel Bett (3rd), Martin Mathathi (5th) and Japeth Korir (6th) also in the field.
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Saina grew up middle class in Kenya.
Finishing one second behind Cheruiyot to secure a spot for Worlds was former NCAA champ Betsy Saina. Commonwealth champ Joyce Chepkirui was 3rd and World XC champ Agnes Tirop 5th. OTC's Sally Kipyego was a DNF.
Kenya's Daily Nation talks to Sally Kipyego and Betsy Saina about returning to Kenya to get ready for the qualifiers.
She faces a deep field which includes Genzebe Dibaba, Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Molly Huddle and more.
He ran 28:51 in hot/humid conditions to win over a competitive field. John Mgangui was a close 2nd (28:52) with Stephen Sambu 3rd (28:56). Ben True led the American charge in 6th (29:19). Ethiopia's Belaynesh Oljira ran 31:57 to just beat Kenya's Cynthia Limo by 1-second in the women's race. Betsy Saina was 3rd (32:07). Multiple time world champ Vivian Cheruiyot was back in 8th (33:23). *Full Results
Betsy Saina and Linet Masai in women's race. Men's is stacked with world 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui, Stephen Sambu and sub-27 man Kenneth Kipkemoi, Uganda's Moses Kipsiro, Yenew Alamirew and Olympic bronze medallist Thomas Longosiwa.
Betsy Saina won the women's race over Magdalene Masai.
Men's field has Dathan Ritzenhein, WJ 10,000 champ Joshua Cheptegei, Mo Ahmed and Italians Andrea Lalli and Daniele Meucci.
2:04 marathon man Bernard Koech won the 10-mile race in 45:12 (Leonard Komon was 8th in 47:27).
Also in the field are Chris Solinsky and Abdi Abdirahman. The women are led by Molly Huddle who faces Mary Wacera, Gemma Steel, Betsy Saina, Jordan Hasay and more.
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The women are lead by defending champ Mamitu Daska, Buzunesh Deba, Linet Masai, Betsy Saina and Jen Rhines.
Evan Jager, German Fernandez, Dan Huling and Alan Webb (Webb also listed in 800) are in the mile. Alexa Efraimson, Kate Grace, Emma Bates and Lauren Fleshman (also listed in mile) lead the women's 3k. Women's 5K has Betsy Saina, Emma Bates, Megan Goethals and Alexi Pappas