Tag Archives: Marathon Champion

Samuel Wanjiru Death

The death of Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru has left more questions as to the actual cause of his death.

Samuel Wanjiru died after a fall from a second-floor balcony during a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, officials said Monday.

Samuel Wanjiru Suicide Theory

Initial police report was that the 24-year-old Wanjiru committed suicide, but the local police who interrogated every one at the scene said he jumped to stop his wife from leaving the house after she discovered him with another woman.

With Kenyan police having a history of mediocre investigation, it will be hard to know what killed the Champ.

Should we blame Samuel Wanjiru mother?

The first time Wanjiru disagreed with the wife, the wife blamed her mother in-law. Now, Kenya Daily Nation has an interesting story about Wanjiru mother. It appears that the mother had turned out to be a bad influence in Wanjiru’s life. The same day he died and the mum comes dragging in 2 other wives? Begs the question, is she the one who wanted Triza out?. Read Story in Nation.

Famous Vegetarian Athletes

Vegetarian athletes are a rare breed. But there are enough athletes who are vegetarian who can inspire other vegetarians out there.

1. The most famous vegetarian athlete is Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder.
2. Georges Laraque, hockey player
3. Scott Jurek, ultramarathoner
4. Ben MatthewsU.S. Master’s marathon champion.
5. Paavo Nurmi, Long-distance runner, winner of nine Olympic medals and 20 world records

Diet Tip For the Vegetarian Athlete.
Meat is not the only source of protein, you can get fats and proteins from plant sources. Beans are a reliable source of protein while nuts are rich in protein and fats.

For Optimum performance all you need is a high-carbohydrate diet with enough protein and fat.”

Road Running After Surgery

When most people undergo surgery of knee, ankle, hip or any other part of the leg they wonder whether it is possible to get back running. The answer is Yes.

Inspiration for recovering surgery from Joan Samuelson

Joan Samuelson was the first woman Olympic marathon champion. Looking at her career you will see she had a record of surgeries but she was able to return to road running and win races at the top level.

Joan Story story of overcoming surgeries

Born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Benoit took to long-distance running to help recover from a broken leg suffered while slaloming. At Bowdoin College she excelled in athletics and then entered the 1979 Boston Marathon as a relative unknown. She won the race, while wearing a Red Sox cap,[1] in 2:35:15, knocking eight minutes off the competition record. She repeated that success with a victory again in 1983 that took more than two minutes off the world’s best time, set by Grete Waitz in the London Marathon just the day before, despite having had surgery on her Achilles tendons two years earlier.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics she won the first Olympic women’s marathon in a time of 2:24.52 in hot and smoggy conditions, more than a minute ahead of her rivals; again despite surgery, this time arthroscopic surgery on her knee 17 days before the trials earlier that year.

From Joan story, you can see it is possible to recover from surgery and get back to running. To get back to running you have to allow a full recovery. Make sure your Doctor is informed with your intention so that he can monitor your recovery because he alone has the authority to give you a green light to start running again.

Once your doctor gives you a go ahead start running on soft surfaces  first such as treadmills, oval track and grass before hitting the tarmac.

Happy healing