With great sadness and heavy hearts we have to announce that Wolfgang has passed away. We know that he felt very closely connected to you all and had touched many of your lives.
All of us at Reggae Marathon were shocked and sadded with the news and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Wolfgang was a dear friend of Reggae Marathon who singlehandledly promoted the event throughout Europe. He believed in the event and was tireless in his efforts to promote Reggae Marathon.
Our association began from somewhere around 2010. Wolfgang advised that he was marketing for the Mauritius Marathon and would throw in some marketing for Reggae Marathon if we wished. It was all very informal then. He visited us in Negril twice and after many conversations we formalized our relationship which led to him travelling to many race events in Europe supported by the Jamaica Tourist Board.
A good number of our European participants have come to Reggae Marathon after meeting Wolfgang at some Expo or another in Europe or meeting him somewhere on his travels. Wolfgang introduced Reggae Marathon in Europe, Mauritius, India, Jerusalem to name a few countries. He used his visits here to explore Jamaica and had a wonderful time exploring Jamaica from Negril to Kingston and interesting spots in between, getting the feel of the island.
Wolfgang was relentless in his promotions and travels and it was a pleasure to work along with him and share in his exciting journey across the world. He loved nothing better than to be able to meet with top international runners and share his vision with them. We felt his pain when he was side-lined by various injuries and could not run, we knew he was very passionate about the sport.
To his girlfriend and family we offer our prayers and give thanks that we were able to meet Wolfgang and to be even a small part of his amazing life journey.
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)