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About this episode
Kenya's Wilfred Bungei seemingly had it all: Money, fame, and an 800m Olympic gold medal. However, after retiring he couldn't fill 'the vacuum' that training and competing once occupied and slipped into deep alcoholism. He almost lost his life several times, missed the birth of his child, and lost friend and fellow gold medallist Samuel Wanjiru. Now, over seven years sober, Bungei is helping other alcoholics and former athletes avoid making the same mistakes he did. Olympic Channel reporter Evelyn Watta travelled to Kenya to hear Bungei's emotional story.