Athletics: Olympic hopeful Cheruiyot pushed by fellow Kenyan runner

Timothy Cheruiyot, winner of the 1500 meters gold medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, is seen in his room in the training camp in the Rongai Athletics club in Kajiado county, Kenya. November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

NAIROBI (Reuters) – When Kenyan runner Timothy Cheruiyot is sprinting to the finish at the world’s top races he knows one man can stand between him and gold: his best friend. The shy 24-year-old trains alongside fellow Kenyan Elijah Manangoi, 26, who was the 1,500 meters world champion until Cheruiyot took the title this year. […]

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