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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kenya's Marathon Champion Sammy Wanjiru Dies

Sammy Wanjiru is an athlete who especialized in long distance running. He had broken so many world records specially on half marathons and accomplished so much at an early age.

He won the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to become the first Kenya's marathon champion to win a gold medal.
The following years, he won the London and Chicago Marathon to have the fastest long distance records on both countries(United Kingdom and United States).
He was the youngest runner to win 4 major marathon Series.

Just recently found out about his death couple of days ago on the news after falling from the balcony at his home in Nyahururu. Authorities are uncertain about his death and unable to categorize whether its Suicide,accidental or homicide.

I think he will be remembered deeply by his people and throughout the world for his incredible talent and will become a true inspiration for all of us.