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The Strange Death of An Olympic Champion

An inquest into Sammy Wanjiru’s death is still ongoing, nine years later

Sammy Wanjiru in Beijing — from 正在休渔期 on Wikipedia Commons

As a runner, when I was growing up, Sammy Wanjiru was a legend. He revolutionized the whole art of racing the marathon when he blitzed the first 5k of the 2008 Olympic Marathon in horrible running conditions. It was 30 degrees Celsius, or 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and he ran…

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