Sunday, May 15, 2011

RIP Sammy Wanjiru, 2008 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist

Sad news out of Kenya this evening. David Monti is reporting the tragic death of 2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon champ Sammy Wanjiru. Hard to believe that this is true considering how young Sammy was. The way he took out the Olympic Marathon in Beijing was legendary. The way he held the pace and surged to the gold medal will be talked about for years. The way he dropped Kebede going up the last hill at the Chicago Marathon on 10-10-10 was unreal. Hard to believe we won't get to see that again. May you rest in peace, Mr. Wanjiru.

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