Monday, May 16, 2011

Kenyan Olympic marathon gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru leaped to his death from the balcony of his apartment following a heated argument with his wife

Wanjiru, 24, had been drinking when his wife found him with another woman in their home in Nyahururu, said police. Efforts to revive him on the scene failed, authorities said. Police are questioning both women about events leading up to the tragedy. The marathoner had a history of domestic problems. In 2010, he was charged with wounding a bodyguard with a rifle and threatening to kill his wife. Wanjiru became the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in a marathon, beating an Olympic time record in the Beijing games.

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