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Samuel Kamau "Sammy" Wanjiru
Birth: Nov. 10, 1986, Kenya
Death: May 16, 2011
Rift Valley, Kenya

Marathon runner. He was the first Kenyan to win the olympic gold medal in the marathan event having done so in 2008 at the Bejing summer olympics while setting a world record. In 2007, he won the Fukuoka marathon and Ras Al Khaimah half marathon where he set a world record in half marathon. He won the Chicago marathon in 2009 and 2010. He also won the London marathon in 2010. 
 
Burial:
Heshima Village in Ol Jororok
Nyeri
Central, Kenya
 
Created by: Lanie
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69897236
Samuel Kamau Sammy Wanjiru
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Samuel Kamau Sammy Wanjiru
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Samuel Kamau Sammy Wanjiru
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you are a hero even at rest. R.I.P
- Wamwaganu
 Added: Apr. 30, 2012
Samuel Wanjiru was a great hero who conquered men of long races and achieved greatness and wealth at a tender age. But was he able to exercise a modicum of discipline to his passions? The world is sorry to lose him. I hope his wife will be left alone to m...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: May. 21, 2011
May your soul rest in Peace Kamau,
- Tabby
 Added: May. 21, 2011
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