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MEDIA ADVISORY

MAY 6, 2014 – OTTAWA – 2012 Boston Marathon champ and 2014 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon contender Wesley Korir will be doing a Q&A and a short training run with 40 high school students from Bell High School tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

The event is taking place on the same day the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon elite roster is released.

Korir, an Kenyan MP who is married to Canadian elite runner Tarah McKay-Korir, is in Ottawa to promote “tRANscend” a new documentary, which follows him from the grinding poverty of Kenya to the peak of marathon success in the US and back to Kenya as he risks it all to become MP of his native Cherangany. The film is being screened tonight for Members of Parliament.

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Wesley Korir
John Halvorsen, Race Director and President, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
Karen Kurlicki, Fitness teacher and avid runner
Photo op: 10:30 a.m., Wesley Korir will lead the students on a short training run on the school track
Location: Bell High School, 40 Cassidy Road, Nepean, ON K2H 6K1
Parking is available at the front of the school
Information: Annie Boucher
Media Relations
Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend
613-863-3702
[email protected]
Run Ottawa Club