Friday, May 30, 2008
KENYANS RUNNERS BEATEN BY INDIANS AT PD 21KM !!!
Got the news few days ago by Jeremy who manages some Kenyans, confirmed today by one of my Kenyan's friend that two Kenyan runners (1 man & 1 lady) have been beaten during the race last sunday at PD 21K by some indians waiting for them on the road side. They reported to police but nothing. My friend told me also that Muniandy was picked up by a white car during the race and let few kilometers before the finish to be position 2. Even with a car can't beat the Kenyan. But normally he can't beat none of them. For Pacesetters 15k, his "managers" asked Richard to ask the Kenyans to let him win coz New Balance is his sponsor.
For Kuantan beach run, the organizer decided this week not to let foreigners to run except the one who have working permit. Last week, it was ok and now no. I guess the same person who complained at Orange run, who organized to beat the Kenyan, who pushed last year the organizer in Langkawi at the last minute not to let the Kenyans to run is behind that again, like that his runner can win international & Malaysian prizes on sunday. When i read the Kuantan form introduction "Kuantan beach run is anticipated by local and international runners from all over the world..." bullshit. Why do they put International prize if they can't run the race?
The 2 Kenyans beaten are now scared to run in Malaysia. I ran in many countries but it's the 1st time i see that. In Europe, we have between 500 & 800 Kenyans who run the races n never things like that happen. And we have also Ethiopians, Moroccans, Russians...
I think these guys should be prohibited to participate to the race after what happened in PD.
courtesy from Jean Pierre/Peter LAUTREDOUX