Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya was found dead earlier today and the news has gotten out to the public within the last hour. Sammy had fallen from a balcony, it is believed to be suicide. Medics attempted to revive him but it was too late. He was 24 years old. This is very terrible, unexpected and tragic news. I wish the best for his family and loved ones. Samuel Wanjiru wan the Marathon at the Beijing Olympics and set an olympic record for a time of 2:06:32. Samuel holds the world record for the half marathon for a time of 58:33. This is very surprising and unfortunate news. Sammy was very young and had so much potential. The story was just released so there are only minor details and we will most likely get the full story very soon. I have many questions as to why this happend, but until we figure out all the details, may Samuel Wanjiru rest in peace.