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Glamour as athlete Mercy Cherono weds Sh10m mCHEZA winner – PHOTOS

Sorry guys, Kenya’s arguably hottest female athlete Mercy Cherono is taken. The star is still bubbling with excitement following her recent engagement to businessman Edmond Ng’etich.

The 26-year-old reigning 5,000m Commonwealth champion got hitched to Ng’etich in a lavish engagement party held on December 19.

Mercy Cherono (right) toasts to a drink with her fiancé Edmond Ng'etich during their engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY
Mercy Cherono (right) toasts to a drink with her fiancé Edmond Ng’etich during their engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY

This event was graced by hundreds of friends and family, including Cherono’s fellow athletes and close pals Janeth Jepekosgei and Eunice Sum, who won the 800m World title in 2007 and 2013 respectively.

Cherono, who finished fourth over the same distance during the Rio Olympics last year, later posted a statement on social media to express her joy.

Mercy Cherono (second left) in the company of her friends and fellow athletes Janeth Jepekosgei (left) and Eunice Sum (second left) during her engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY
Mercy Cherono (second left) in the company of her friends and fellow athletes Janeth Jepekosgei (left), Eunice Sum (third from left) and an unidentified friend during her engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY

“SECOND JACKPOT”

“It was my special day.” she said, adding; “I thank my love Edmond, planning committee, parents, friends, athletics family and everyone who took a step to make it (the event) successful, thanks once more for the unconditional love and unwavering support, you made my day colorful and unforgettable. I give praise to God.”

Mercy Cherono and her fiancé Edmond Ng'etich receive gifts from friends during their engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY
Mercy Cherono and her fiancé Edmond Ng’etich receive gifts from friends during their engagement party. PHOTO | COURTESY

The engagement function was, indeed a colourful function with the couple settling on glowing white as the theme colour.

Gold medallist Kenya's Mercy Cherono poses on the podium during the award ceremony for the women's 5000m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 2, 2014. PHOTO | AFP
Gold medallist Kenya’s Mercy Cherono poses on the podium during the award ceremony for the women’s 5000m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 2, 2014. PHOTO | AFP

This was the second “jackpot” Ng’etich was striking in less than six months, having also won a Sh10.5 million mCHEZA bet in August 2016.