Quote Of The Day
“But for those [Kenyans] who fail to invest, the money dries up fast. And there are endless examples. Raymond Yator who broke the junior 3,000 m is now a constant reveler in changaa dens in his home village in Marakwet. ‘I am very confident no policeman can catch me once I start running,’ he says of how his running prowess prevents the police from arresting him when they raid changaa dens. Antony Kiprono who represented Kenya in the World Cross-Country Championships separated from his wife 10 years ago and drinks alcohol for solace. He also does manual jobs. “It is terrible, I tell you. Life has been very hard,” he says. The most astonishing rags to riches and back to rags story is perhaps that of Robert “Mwafrika” Kipkoech Cheruiyot. A former record holder and four time Boston Marathon winner in 2003, 2006, 2007 and in 2008 is now according to those close to him selling of some of his property in order to stay afloat. His Suzuki car is now looking for a buyer. He lost his cool when we asked him.”
– Excerpt from Kenyan Standard Digital article by Vincent Achuka titled, “Athletes Race from Rages to Riches, and Back to Rags.”
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