Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Samuel Kamau Wanjiru, Nov. 10, 1986 - May 15, 2011

Samuel Wanjiru winning the 2008 Beijing Olympics marathon. Photo linked from Wikipedia.


CK said...

Yes. Sammy Wanjiru's anniversary is the most important Japanese athletics story this week.

For those who haven't read the interviews on this website from December 2011, they are well worth putting aside an hour or two to digest - I am not aware of any similar insight/background available through other sources.

And additionally, there's a sizeable memorial article on ESPN (read the article, ignore the video) at

RIP Sammy Wanjiru. We'll probably never know what really happened, and we'll certainly never know just how good he could have become.

Brett Larner said...


They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery , right down to the Wikipedia attribution:

Keith S said...

he will be missed in London, a damn shame he is gone but what a talent he was , great memories.

RIP Sammy