(originally published on Christmas Eve 2014 on www.manxathletics.com )
Just six months ago Sinethemba Bono was one of the stars of the Manx Telecom Parish Walk. He had never travelled on a plane before venturing from South Africa to the Isle of Man and made lots of friends walking with the leaders in the early stages but hanging on to finish in 16th place - the delight in his achievement is clear to see. On 23 December he lost his life in a road accident in South Africa.
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