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Simeon Kigen

Postby Tinman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:20 pm

I recall that Simeon Kigen was an outstanding road racer and then, bam, he disappeared.

Anyone know what happened to him at the end of his career?
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Postby Bruce Kritzler » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:45 pm

deported.
\Another thread about Kigen earlier this year.
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Postby Conor Dary » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:41 am

He wasn't deported. Just left the country and couldn't get back in. Same result, nonetheless.

http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... kigen+dary
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Re: Simeon Kigen

Postby jcprenner » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:27 pm

I knew Simeon very well, he was deported by ICE, Escorted to the Denver Airport. A great person and friend. He volunteered often and donated his time at local events. He was in the US as a student. And was not enrolled in school. Nike and Rich Castro could not stop the racist ICE staff.
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Re: Simeon Kigen

Postby kuha » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:40 pm

jcprenner wrote:He was in the US as a student. And was not enrolled in school.


I'm not defending anyone here, but I don't see the "racist" element in deporting someone here on a student visa who really wasn't a student.
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Re: Simeon Kigen

Postby DecFan » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Anyone know what happened to him after he returned to Kenya in 85?
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Re: Simeon Kigen

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:02 am

jcprenner wrote:I knew Simeon very well, he was deported by ICE, Escorted to the Denver Airport. A great person and friend. He volunteered often and donated his time at local events. He was in the US as a student. And was not enrolled in school. Nike and Rich Castro could not stop the racist ICE staff.


I also knew Simeon very well. I also knew the English guy who set up his sham marriage, which didn't help things. I didn't know he was actually escorted to the airport. Are you sure about that? This is the first I heard of it. I do remember the last time I spoke to Simeon that he was planning to go back to Kenya for a visit, and he told me he thought his marriage would let him get back in. I knew that was not likely. I thought he was getting some bad advice, but there wasn't much I could do about it.

As for Castro, since you brought up his name, I don't want to get into any details, but his involvement with Kigen wasn't all positive.

By the way, why did you bring this up?
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