There are always great human interest stories that come from the Olympic games. And they’re not always the winners. Case in point: John Stephen Akhwari. In the 1968 games in Mexico City, Akhwari represented Tanzania in the marathon.
Due to the high altitude he developed leg cramps. Then at the 19 kilometer mark of the 42 km race, Ahkwari was bumped as runners were jockeying for position. He fell hard to the pavement, wounded his knee and dislocated his shoulder. But kept running. Continue reading