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#Runner from #Canadian #documentary #GunRunners to compete in #STWM

#Runner from #Canadian #documentary #GunRunners to compete in #STWM

Had it not been for the prospects of becoming a distance runner, Julius Arile Lamerinyang might well have met the fate that has befallen many of his friends: death by gunfire. From his early teens, Arile carried a gun and, together with his fellow ‘warriors,’ raided neighbouring communities in the highlands of northern Kenya, stealing their cattle. It was the only life he knew. Over a twenty-year career he reckons as many as twenty of his friends were shot dead. article continues after advertisement RELATED: Documentary to watch: Gun Runners RELATED: Gun Runners: From crime to marathon success A decade ago, the Kenyan government program offered cattle rustlers amnesty together with a pair of shoes, in exchange for their guns. They were encouraged to take up running. Arile was one of the lucky ones who successfully made the transition and ended up taking home prize money fr...

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