I got the sad news that Agnes Kiplagat (the sister of former Iona star Richard Kiplagat) who letsrun.com visitors raised money for a life saving heart operation in early 2004 has died.
Our thoughts go out to Richard and his family. Thanks to the generosity of all of you, they got to be with Agnes for another 4 years.
Here is the thread on people raising the money for her surgery:
and here is people talking about her operation:
Richard is a true class act. I don't know him personally but a few weeks ago at the Healthy Kidney Press Conference I remember thinking, "we need more people like him at press conferences."
You can tell he is grateful of every opportunity he has in America (he talks about how great running is in Rockefeller Park) and he was very thankful to the NYRR .
Here is a link to the video of his comments at the press conference. My note above it was "Richard Kiplagat a Class Act"