From the AP : (link courtesy Sam Frank)
Wesly Ngetich, 34, who won the Grandma™s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in 2005 and 2007, was fatally shot with an arrow, the second international athlete to die as Kenya struggles with post-election chaos, a sports official and a fellow athlete said Tuesday. Ngetich and other Kenyans had withdrawn from the Rock ™n™ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon because of the strife in Kenya.
The former Olympic runner Lucas Sang was hacked to death in western Kenya during the election violence.A fellow athlete said Ngetich was caught in a dispute between ethnic groups Monday in Trans Mara, on the outskirts of Kenya™s Masai Mara game reserve. The death had nothing to do with the election violence, said William Yiampoy, a neighbor and one of Kenya™s top 800-meter runners.
œIt™s not true he died because of the election violence in Kenya, Yiampoy told The Associated Press, citing eyewitnesses in their village. He said a man from Ngetich™s tribe had shot a boy with an arrow, and the other group was avenging the attack. Ngetich was hit accidentally, Yiampoy said.
Hussein Makke, Ngetich™s agent, said Ngetich told him that he had 150 cows, but that it would take 1,000 to make him a big man in his village. œThis was really his main focus, to become a moneymaker from running, Makke said.