At the Kenyan track trials for 1992 Barcelona Olympics, a young athlete running barefoot stunned the crowd at the Nyayo National Stadium.
In the 5000m, this “unknown” athlete stuck with John Ngugi, then reigning Olympic champion, throughout the race. Even as Ngugi prepared to take off, the youngster was with him. And at the end, William Sigei won the race. Ngugi’s explanation, that he thought he had lapped the boy, would not wash. A new Kenyan champion was hailed.