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Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running's most cherished prize - the ... See full summary »

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Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running's most cherished prize - the Boston Marathon, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what promises to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat in Kenyan parliament. attempting to balance the frenzy of campaigning with the demands of marathon training. Written by Tad Munnings

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Inspiring....
22 September 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This documentary is about Wesley Korir, a Kenyan long distance runner. Not only has he managed to win three American marathons (including the prestigious Boston Marathon) but he parlayed his success into a bid to run for the Kenyan parliament. Considering his country's history of violence and corruption*, you cannot help but feel that his serving in office could only be a good thing. The film follows him through his training and through his election bid. Throughout, Wesley attributes his success to his faith in God and he seems like a very humble and decent guy. Overall, it's very inspiring and a nice view.

*Oddly, despite the country having a LONG history of political corruption (a kleptocracy where the leaders enrich themselves through office), the film never really talks about this. Perhaps they were afraid of upsetting the powers that be.


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