Sammy Wanjiru ran the Olympic marathon in 2008 like a man on fire. His blazing performance, in the humid conditions of Beijing just built on his legend. His wins in London, Chicago, and his comeback from injuries just gave a hint of how amazing an athlete he was. Several keen observers of our sport, have suggested that Sammy Wanjiru may have been the greatest marathoner who ever lived.
His tragic death is still wrapped in mystery.
A new book titled, Death Runner, and written by Fritz Conijn, will focus on Sammy Wanjiru. The book has been published in Dutch. The book will be published shortly in English.
(NED): It has been one year since the passing of Olympic marathon champion
Samuel Kamau Wanjiru’s and to commemorate the star’s passing, Dutch journalist
Frits Conijn launched a book that seeks to answer many questions that
surrounded the star’s mysterious death following a night fall from the
balcony of his Nyahururu home. The 288-page book titled Doodloper, which
translates to “Death Runner” has been published in The Netherlands, and English
version is expected to be launched soon according to The Daily Nation.