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Shock of Sammy Wanjiru death

RIP Sammy Wanjiru

RIP Sammy Wanjiru

In Ethiopia the athletes are shocked because of the sudden death of marathon athlete Sammy Wanjiru. Haile Gebrselassie multiple world – and Olympic champion and world record holder  on the marathon responded on his twitter: “I am totally shocked of the news of the death of Sammy Wanjiru. Of course one wonders if we as an athletics family could have avoided this tragedy. My thoughts are with his family and all his friends and colleagues.”

Another Ethiopian hero, Kenenisa Bekele responded as well, one day after the sudden death of the Kenyan marathon athlete. “I am so sorry for his family and friends to lose this great athlete and person. I looked up to him and saw him as a great marathon athlete. I was looking forward to meet him in the future at the marathon distance and to race against him.

Ethiopian marathon runner Tsegaye Kebede, bronze medallist at the world championships in Berlin and Olympic Games in Beijng has competed several times against Wanjiru. Last race together was an epic battle in the Chicago Marathon, which made it one of the greatest marathons in history.

“Death is always sad, but in his case, he was a young man and a great athlete, so I am touched by that. I remember our exciting race in Chicago and I was looking forward to meet him again in a new battle. My thoughts are with his family who need to miss him in daylife.”

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