But he’s not hanging up his racing shoes.
Kenya’s parliament just got a lot faster. According to a report posted on the Capital FM Web site, Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir was just elected to his nation’s legislative body.
Just 30, Korir ran as an independent candidate.
He unseated incumbent Joshua Kutuny.
“It was a tough campaign running against seasoned opponents,” Korir said. “As an athlete and an independepent candidate it was not easy for me.”
Korir runs a children’s charity called the Kenya Kids Foundation.
“It was a very expensive campaign. Kenyan elections are based on party politics, but the way I ran my campaign on development issues won over many of the voters,” he added.
Despite his win, Korir won’t be retiring from the sport of running anytime soon. He will run the Boston Marathon that takes place on April 17.
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