Africa Boston Marathon: Defending champ now holds seat in Kenya's parliament

Wesley Korir returns to defend his title in today's running of the 117th Boston Marathon, weeks after winning an election back in Kenya.  

By , Correspondent

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The defending champion in today's Boston Marathon has an extra spring in his step this year after his recent election to Kenya's parliament, a symbol of just how much respect the East African nation holds for its international marathoners.