He set out on his own in 2009 when he took the 8,000-mile flight from Kenya to Maryland as a foreign exchange student.
He had no running experience before coming to the US, but now owns the fastest 1,600 time in the state and has secured a college scholarship.
“I’m not just running for fun. I have a longer goal.” It involves his poor village in Kenya.
The long goal is a difficult one. He wants to return home to a village that has no electricity or running water and ask a mostly illiterate population focused mainly on herding sheep and cattle to learn how to read.
(READ the story in the Washington Post)
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