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Gun Runners | Meet the Warriors Running For Their Lives

Gun Runners | Meet the Warriors Running For Their Lives

Gun Runners | Meet the Warriors Running For Their Lives

When it comes to world-class marathon runners, Kenyans are considered the cream of the crop. But some of Kenya’s top runners aren’t running for fame and fortune. Some are wanted warriors, running for their lives.

For years, Julius Arile and Robert Matanda thrive among the bands of warriors that terrorize the North Kenyan countryside. Stealing cattle, raiding and running from the police is the only life they know. So when both warriors suddenly disappear from the bush, many assume they are dead or have been arrested. Instead, they trade in their rifles for sneakers—in the hopes of making it big as professional marathon runners.

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Behind the Scenes

Meet Julius Arile

Arile and Matanda’s friendship

American Dream – Kenyan Style

Tegla Laroupe Peace Run


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    — kim,

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