With 4 bonus features and over 1 hour of extra footage, this special edition has content you can’t get anywhere else, including: an intimate sit down with Malcolm Gladwell, a mini-doc on Olympian Haile Gebrselassie and the Great Ethiopian Race, and so much more.
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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 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.
Running gave Wesley the opportunity to follow his dreams, earning a scholarship to the United States and eventually coming back home to help his people. Inspired by his journey, Wesley and the filmmakers co-founded the Transcend Running Academy, a non-profit dedicated to giving aspiring young Kenyans the same chance at greatness.
Find out how we can turn today’s young athletes into the leaders of tomorrow.
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