Alone at the Front: Thomas Omwenga

Canadian Running - - SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2017 - By Rhi­an­non Rus­sell

66Thomas Omwenga is one of those seem­ingly su­per­hu­man Kenyan run­ners you see at the start line be­fore they dis­ap­pear off in the dis­tance, des­tined to win the race. But this new Cana­dian res­i­dent’s path to the podium isn’t as ef­fort­less as you’d think. Omwenga has spent years liv­ing on the mar­gin of Cana­dian so­ci­ety, work­ing three jobs and send­ing money back to his fam­ily in Kenya. Rhi­an­non Rus­sell pro­files one of Canada’s win­ningest marathon­ers as he be­comes a Cana­dian res­i­dent and is fi­nally re­united with his fam­ily.

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