Remembering Sammy Wanjiru, photo by, note by Larry Eder

Wataru Ogushi & Frederico Rosa, 2011 RNR San Diego, photo by

Wataru Ogushi, who works for the Asahi Shimbun newpaper, which sponsors the Fukuoka marathon, and Frederico Rosa, agent of the late Sammy Wanjiru,  ran the 2011 RNR San Diego half marathon in honor of the late 2008 Olympic champion whose death is still difficult to fathom.

Note the smile on both of their faces. Sammy Wanjiru would probably have gotten a charge out of his friends running the distance in his honor, and perhaps a small laugh.

We did not get Frederico's time, but we are working on that!

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