Monday, 16 May 2011

a great loss to distance running

Samuel Wanjiru died yesterday in Kenya. Pictured above, in 2007, he broke the world record for half marathons in my adopted home town, finishing in 58:33. He was the youngest Olympic gold medalist since 1932.

His death is a tragic loss to the sport of running and to all those who loved him. I wish that his fantastic sporting achievements could have brought him lasting happiness.

Sometimes I wish I were a faster runner. I am lucky though. I am happy whatever my pace. Rest in peace, my brother runner.

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