Monday, May 16, 2011

Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, 1986-2011

photo (c) 2010 Dr. Helmut Winter
all rights reserved

4 comments:

Brett Larner said...

It's hard to believe this is really true. I just saw Stephen Mayaka, who helped take care of Wanjiru when he lived in Japan, and Mekubo Mogusu, Wanjiru's old HS-era rival, yesterday.

This was the best photo of Wanjiru ever taken, how I'll always remember him. Click on it for higher resolution.

VavahF said...

agreed. it's an amazing picture...my desktop background has this pic, and a pic bekele next to it...RiP to Sammy.

Joey said...

Thank you "Brett in Tokyo" for a link to this picture. I am in absolute shock that one of the greatest runners to ever live has fallen so quickly...This picture of him is the epitome of everything that running is about.

yuza said...

I am quite saddened by the news of his death. I really liked him as a runner and despite all that he achieved (which was quite remarkable) I still can not help but think....if only.

RIP