The distance running community has just been rocked with a terrible tragedy.
Sammy Wanjiru, the 24 year-old Kenyan Olympic marathon champ, and in LetsRun.com's opinion the greatest marathoner to ever live, has died tragically in Kenya after a fall from a balcony at his home.
Sammy had a brilliant, but short career.
12/2/2007 Fukuoka Marathon 2:06:39 1
4/13/2008 London Marathon 2:05:24 2
8/24/2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon 2:06:32 1
4/26/2009 London Marathon 2:05:10 1
10/11/2009 Chicago Marathon 2:05:41 1
4/25/2010 London Marathon DNF
10/10/2010 Chicago Marathon 2:06:24 1
Watch this clip of Sammy winning the Chicago Marathon last fall- the heart of a champion! What a terrible loss.