Tuesday, August 23, 2016

V 6 N. 60 Not All Kenyans Run for the Money

We picked up this piece from  Shreveport, LA ABC affiliate KTBS Channel 3 on reccomendation   of Mike Solomon.  It's a story about William Songock from Moiben in the West Rift Valley area of Kenya where the majority of Kenyan distance runners were born.  William too is good but not great. While running for Middle Tennessee State, he was newcomer of the year in cross country in the Sunbelt conference and set school records in the 5000 indoors and 10,000 outdoors, and that was about it.   But he has continued his education now working on a doctorate in Microbiology doing cancer research at the LSU med school in Shreveport.   Good luck to him in the future.  Go Kenya.

Kenyan Runner in Shreveport

7 comments:

william songock said...

Thanks a lot Roy for sharing my story. You get a lot by giving back

william songock said...

good stuff

Wilfred Schnier said...

Another Kenyan making a difference in an area other than running is Wesley Korir, 14th in the men's marathon. He attended the University of Louisville and was several times a Big East champion who hopes one day to be president of Kenya.

Roy Mason/ George Brose said...

William , your story is an inspiration to all runners and also to let them know that there are other things in life to accomplish after their running careers. Running for many is the springboard on to the rest of their lives. Asante sana.
George

william songock said...

Thanks Wilfred, Wesley has actually been my inspiration

william songock said...

Thanks George, Ill Keep you posted on how the fundraiser goes

Joseph Swanson said...

Heart touching. Hats off to this skilled chap! JAS