Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sad News

Media are reporting that Sammy Wanjiru has died from a fall (or jump) off a balcony at his home
http://racingnews.runnersworld.com/2011/05/sammy-wanjiru-dead-at-age-24.html

In 2009 I had the honour of picking Sammy and Richard Limo up at the O'Hare airport and driving them into Chicago for the marathon. I got to spend 2 hours with them, more with Sammy as we had to wait for Richard to get through customs and immigration. Race day Sammy broke the Chicago and North American marathon time by 1 second, worth $100,000. Both guys were so nice. I am in shock

Here's my report from 2009
http://denalifc.blogspot.com/2009/10/driving-olympic-gold-medalist.html

1 comment:

Chris said...

Very sad news. He could have really made a difference in the life of many Kenyans. At least you have good memories of your time with him.