Tragedy as Olympics hero plunges to death

On September 5, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru (left) of Kenya shows his gold medal. Centre: His Nyahuru home. Right: His wife Trizah Njeri is consoled by a friend outside the town mortuary on May 16, 2011. Photos/JOSEPH KURIA and FILE

World marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru died in unclear circumstances on Monday amid sensational revelations about his troubled family life.

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