There is a new running documentary set to be released this fall on the life of distance runner—and politician—Wesley Korir. The documentary has many Canadian connections. It is produced by Toronto-based media development and production company Storystream Creative. Additionally, Korir is married to Canadian Tarah Korir (nee McKay) and, before being elected to the Kenyan parliament, lived in Canada parts of the year. Korir is a staple on the Canadian race scene. He placed 4th in the 2014 Ottawa Marathon, with a time of 2:09:17.
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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 gives it all up to return home and help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves 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.
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