Former athletes praised the legendary runner Nyandika Maiyoro who was laid to rest today in his Kiogoro village Kisii County.
His former runners like Kipchoge Keino among others eulogized Maiyoro as a great runner whose dream remains unfulfilled.
It was solidarity from athletics Kenya led by president Jackson Tuwei among others.
Keino said “It’s with deep sorrow that today we are laying to rest a sports icon Nyandika Mayioro, he will be truly remembered for his outstanding contribution in athletics in Kenya and indeed in the world.”
AK chief Tuwei said the association will work with the family members to ensure they do not suffer in Maiyoro’s absence.
“I invite his two widows and one child from each family to visit us in Nairobi as we have a plan of helping them,” said Tuwei.
Among the former athletes who attended the burial were Kipchoge Keino (1972 Olympics gold medallist 3000m steeplechase), Dan Omwanza (1972 800m gold medallist, Munich), Fatwell Kimaiyo, Charles Asati, Christopher Magoma and Hezekiah Nyamao among others.
Maiyoro is survived by two widows and 14 children