The Richard Limo story (updated)
This is the one who told us in Djibouti that he was Richard Limo, the ex-world record holder for the 5,000 metres. As readers in Dutch will know, we bumped into him in Dar Es Salaam last week in his new guise as a Maasai dancer, living in Germany with a business interest in Christmas trees and connections to the Christian Church.
The sad news is that we can confirm that he has swindled a local shopkeeper (J) of almost USD 1,000 (of his wife's money) and has done a runner. J seems quite philosophical about what has happened. We just think that it is a pity that we did not arrive here one day earlier, but are glad that we played a part in minimising his losses.