Friday Flick: Transcend

There are inspiring people and then there is Wesley Korir.

Born in rural Kenya, Korir followed a running scholarship to Murray State University and went on to win multiple American marathons, including running’s crown jewel, the Boston Marathon. But this is where things get really inspiring: Korir then returned home to risk it all and run for a seat in the Kenyan parliament.

Transcend follows Korir as he works to transform the country while maintaining the rigorous schedule of a world-class marathon runner.

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Transcend: Trailer from Storystream on Vimeo.

Mountain Life freelance videographer Brian Hunt worked on the film, which can be purchased from the iTunes store. Part of all proceeds from sales go to support the Transcend Running Academy.