Like at the Beijing Olympics, Samuel Wanjiru was waving to the fans in celebration as he approached the finish line at the the Chicago City Marathon.
At that point Wanjiru, also the London Marathon champion had no idea that Sh7.5 million ($100,000) was at stake if he broke the course record. All he wanted was win the race.
One second slower and Wanjiru would have missed course record and the money. But he certainly would not have gone home empty handed as he got himself some Sh5.6m ($75,000) for winning the race one second faster than Moroccan Khalid Khannouchi who ran 2:05:42. in 1999….Read More