R.I.P. Wanjiru :(

15 messages
16/05/2011 at 07:37
16/05/2011 at 08:22
Kenyan news is suggesting rather than suicide it was a 6m fall from a balcony, he had been locked in a room by his wife due to a domestic argument and was trying to find another way out. Sounds like he landed badly and hit his head.

Tragic loss.

http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/Kenyanews/Olympic-champion-Wanjiru-dies-at-24-12794.html
16/05/2011 at 08:26
A genuine shock
16/05/2011 at 08:35
really sad news about such an excellent runner
16/05/2011 at 10:52
geez, that's horrible. At only 24 and being that level of amazing runner.
16/05/2011 at 11:11
Flipping heck
16/05/2011 at 11:37

Sad news, he was such a talent and getting back to his best.

Edited: 16/05/2011 at 11:38
16/05/2011 at 13:41

Such a shame, he ran awesome times in some of the toughest marathons, but this one at Chicago 2010 has to be one of the best finishes ever:

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/237467/video/359189

16/05/2011 at 17:36

Wow, that's how you finish a race...

Shame he's passed away at only 24. Elite runner or not, that's too young for anyone to lose their life... sad times.

Kryten    pirate
16/05/2011 at 19:06
NorwichRunner wrote (see)
Kenyan news is suggesting rather than suicide it was a 6m fall from a balcony, he had been locked in a room by his wife due to a domestic argument and was trying to find another way out. Sounds like he landed badly and hit his head. Tragic loss. http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/Kenyanews/Olympic-champion-Wanjiru-dies-at-24-12794.html

I think you're right. There is a picture of the balcony at the bottom of this: BBC. There is no way you would try to commit suicide by jumping from there.

16/05/2011 at 19:54
Wow - what a shock!! I wonder if we'll ever really know what happened - poor guy
16/05/2011 at 22:18
Very sad..was looking forward to an epic 2012 marathon event with sammy pushing HG all the way.....very tragic..and a loss in every sense of the word to athletics....
16/05/2011 at 22:58
more sad news lets all try and enjoy are weekend races for sammy i am sure thats what he would have wanted
17/05/2011 at 06:02
Terrible and shocking news.
18/05/2011 at 22:30
Very, very sad

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