AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Not the continent with 54 countries

Carlos Lopes

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

The loneliness of the Kenyan long distance runner

Xan Rice, the West Africa correspondent for Financial Times, has a piece in the most recent issue of The New Yorker (unfortunately you need a subscription) about the sensational, but short, career of the late Kenyan marathon runner, Samuel Wanjiru. The article tells of Wanjiru’s sensational career as a distance runner, his tragically scandalous personal life,