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Douglas Wakiihuri gets a road named after him

Former Commonwealth Games marathon champion Douglas Wakiihuri has had a road named after him in Nairobi.

Wakiihuri, the great marathon today is a happy man after the then Aerodrome Road was re-named to Douglas Wakiihuri Road.

The road, located at the Nyayo stadium, it was a great thing for Wakiihuri who was a sportsman and the road is next to a stadium he used to train before conquering the world.

Last year, the 58-year-old was in April last year conferred the highest honour in Japan by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.”

Wakiihuri, the 1989 London Marathon champion, received the award two months later in Nairobi.

In December last year, President Uhuru Kenyatta conferred Wakiihuri, the 1987 Rome World marathon champion and 1988 Seoul Olympics marathon silver medallist, with the “Order of the Golden Warrior.

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