Transcend: The Wesley Korir Story
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 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, attempting to balance the frenzy of campaigning with the demands of marathon training. Transcend is the story of the elusive spiritual energy that is somehow forged in the intense rigor of long-distance running, an energy Wesley Korir is using to transform the nation that has done more than any other to change the face of the marathon.
Where: Glebe Collegiate Institute Auditorium
When: April 2nd @ 7 p.m. (The movie will start at 7:00pm. It will be followed by an expert panel of former National Team runners.)
Cost: Tickets are $10 at the door.