The Reuters global sports blog
Wanjiru succeeded fellow-Kenyan Martin Lel as the London champion after a trio of pacemakers had hurtled through the halfway mark in 61 minutes 35 seconds, the quickest split ever recorded.
According to the pundits, including the BBC race commentators, a ruinous early speed cost the Kenyan champion any chance of a world record. Wanjiru was having none of that. Instead he complained they should have run faster and lasted longer.