Friday, July 18, 2008

Recover Your Country: Kenya and the Death of Patrick Sang

"Even You?" is an interesting article written by Wright Thompson on It tells the story of the life and death of Olympic runner Patrick Sang during the tribal warfare in Kenya that occurred after the Presidential elections in December. According to the article questions remain unanswered. Was Patrick Sang a hero, a villain, or a victim? In his last days did he consider himself a Kenyan or a Kalenjin? Was he a leader of an attacking mob or was he just someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Will things change politically in Kenya or will it continue to be more of the same? This is an sadly informative read, particularly for runners who admire the Kenyan athletes and and know the beauty of the country and its people. It is just another example of what happens when the world goes a bit off-kilter. The photographs accompanying the article are wonderful too! You can read the article here.

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