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|Author: ||Precious Roy|
|Subject: ||RE: Tragic News: Sammy Wanjiru Is Dead|
His 2008 Olympic marathon revolutionized the sport. The marathon is no longer a battle of attrition. It is a race from gun to tape. Wanjiru also proved definitively that the marathon is where you race in your prime, not where you go after your track speed has past its prime. Before Wanjiru, anyone wanting to push the pace in a marathon would go out alone and inevitably get consumed by the pack. After Wanjiru, everyone wants to push the pace in the marathon.
This is a huge loss for our sport.
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