According to reporters, the 25-year old said that he was fourth at the Kenyan trials after suffering a family tragedy.
Cheruiyot stated that he missed the competition because he had spent a lot of time in Kenya, where he suffered a few injuries and lost a family member on the day of Kenyan trials. This explains why he didn't make the team.
"I am so happy that I am back after all of this.
He was one of few world-leading times in a record-setting meet. 2012 Olympic silver medallist NijelAmos won the 800m in 1:42.91. Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma won the 3,000m steeplechase with an 8:07.75 time. Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon won the 1,500m for the women in 3:51.07.
After taking two years off to have her baby, Sifan Hassan, the 2019 world champion, was defeated by Kipyegon, 27, in less than two and a half seconds.
The Kenyan stated, "I knew Sifan was running for a fast course and that was my goal,"
"I returned to work after having a baby and feel like a role model for young mothers and athletes. They should know that maternity leave does not have to mean the end for your career. You can win races and come back strong."
American Ronnie Baker won the men's 100m in 9.91 seconds. His compatriot TrayvonBromell finished fifth in 10.01 after winning the U.S. Olympic trials.
Baker, 27, placed second in the U.S. team trials to secure a spot at the Olympics. "I feel confident going to Tokyo. Before I won the race, I was confident."
Karsten Warholm continued his world record-setting performance eight days ago by clinching another Diamond League win in the men's 400m hurdles. This time, it took 47.08 seconds.
In Oslo, the Norwegian hurdler broke Kevin Young's 29 year-old record of 46.70 seconds. This confirmed his place as one the favorite athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.
It is all about consistency for me. The race was also untidy at the end, which is something that I need to improve on," stated the 25-year old reigning world champion. He will be returning home for a week of training before heading to Japan for a pre-camp.