30 Sep '14, 2am

WATCH: A new running documentary follows Wesley Korir's incredible odyssey.

WATCH: A new running documentary follows Wesley Korir's incredible odyssey.

If you're not familiar with Korir, I guarantee his story is one that will stick with you. He was a relatively unknown runner at the University of Louisville whose college career didn't give much hint that he'd be able to make any sort of career out of running. After graduating, he decided to run the 2008 Chicago Marathon, but he wasn't fast enough to get an invitation – in fact, even though he paid his own way to get there, they wouldn't even let him start with the elite runners. He was forced to start 5 minutes later, with the masses – but he still managed to run an impressive 2:13 and finish fourth. Even then, he was still a considered a nobody when he came out of nowhere to win the Los Angeles Marathon the next year in 2:08. The story I remember from that year is that he had bought a tuna sub from Subway before the race, planning to eat it afterwards, but gave half to a...

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