What did we learn this week?
We have lost one of the greatest marathoners ever.
Last night it was reported that Sammy Wanjiru, the defending Olympic and World Marathon Majors champion, had died in an apparent suicide. Details are still sketchy, but Athletics Weekly is keeping up on it.
The things we had seen in the news within the last year-charges of attempted murder, a car accident, and more-indicate a very troubled soul. That’s only what we saw in the news, not up close. And of course no one but Wanjiru knew what was happening inside his head and heart. He took the