Monday, December 08, 2008

A sad day

This afternoon I heard the saddest news: Dual Commonwealth Games marathon gold medallist Kerryn McCann has died from cancer at the age of 41.

Kerryn McCann was aged 38 when she provided one of the dramatic highlights of Melbourne's 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Exchanging the lead several times with Kenyan Hellen Cherono Koskei as they approached the MCG, Kerryn hit the front and entered the stadium to a massive roar from the crowd.

As the pair battled the final stretch around the stadium, Kerryn lost the lead before summoning an inspiring home straight burst to eclipse Koskei and snatch victory by two seconds.

She described it as 'probably the greatest victory I've ever had, or the greatest race I've ever run'.

An inspirational woman, athlete and mother.

1 comment:

iliketoast said...

Pat lead a minute silence this morning and you could feel the loss. It is very sad