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Remembering Sammy Wanjiru (1986-2011)

We remember one of the greatest marathoners of all time.

Over the course of his short professional career, 24-year-old Sammy Wanjiru accomplished what most world-class runners can only hope to achieve over the course of a career: Olympic Marathon gold medalist (2008), two-time winner of the Chicago Marathon (2009, 2010), winner of the London Marathon (2009) and twice the half marathon world record holder (59:16-2005, 58:33-2007). Wanjiru passed away tragically on May 15, 2011 in his native Kenya. We remember Sammy for his unmatched athletic ability, incredible accomplishments, and endless amounts of energy in this photo gallery. All photos by PhotoRun.net.