Funeral and memorial services set for David Kimani

Courtesy Roots Woodruff
UA Media Relations

April 20, 2003

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Funeral services for University of Alabama men's track senior All-American David Kimani, 25, who died Wednesday, have been set for 11 a.m. Monday, April 21 at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.

There will also be a memorial service for Kimani later that day at 4 p.m. held at the Sam Bailey Track & Field Stadium on the Alabama campus. If there is inclement weather, the ceremonies will be moved inside Coleman Coliseum.

Denny Chimes will ring in honor of Kimani from 3-3:30 p.m.

Kimani collapsed in the dining hall at Mary Burke and was then transported by ambulance to DCH Regional Medical Center where he later died.

At this time, the cause of death is unknown.

Kimani was a six-time national champion and 14-time All-American as a member of the Crimson Tide track team. He helped lead the Tide to a second place finish at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships. He was also a two-time SEC Cross Country Athlete of the Year and won the 1999 NCAA Cross Country title as a freshman at the University of South Alabama.

Kimani won the NCAA 1999 cross county title; the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meter runs in 2000 and 2001 and the 5,000 meter outdoor championship in 2002.

Those wishing to make a donation in David's memory in support of his family can send checks made out to the David Kimani Remembrance Fund. The mailing address for the fund is P.O. Box 870393, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35487, attn: Marie Robbins.