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Elite runner Wesley Korir won the 2012 Boston Marathon. But what he's doing for his fellow Kenyans is even more amazing. Elite runner Wesley Korir won the 2012 Boston Marathon. But what he's doing for his fellow Kenyans is even more amazing.

The Summer 2013 issue of World Ark on your iPad or Android tablet includes an exclusive Heifer Hero feature on elite runner Wesley Korir you won't want to miss. Download the new World Ark tablet issue today to read how Korir passes on the gift of his own success to those near and far.

iPad GUI PSD Version 2The 2012 winner of the Boston marathon placed fifth this year, putting him safely across the finish line before the bombings. He also recently won another race, this time for a seat in Kenya's parliament so he could be in a better position to help those in need in his home country.

We first caught wind of his generosity from writer Katya Cengel, who met him in Louisville, Ky. She shared the buzz around one of his U.S. race-day habits, buying two Subway sandwiches before a race, one for himself, and one to give away to a homeless person.

The issue also features a report from World Ark Senior Writer Annie Bergman, who traveled to the Philippines to share Heifer farmers' stories of courage and resilience in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha. Other stories include an update on women's literacy training in Cambodia, a report on dire conditions developing in Burkina Faso related to severe drought in the Sahel, and an interview with former first lady Laura Bush on an initiative she leads to help empower women in Egypt.

There's also a surprise "Easter egg" in the issue, courtesy of our talented designers at Bates Creativeemail us if you think you found it!

Happy exploring.

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Author

Donna Stokes

Donna Stokes is the managing editor of World Ark magazine. She has worked for Heifer International since September 2008 when she leaped over to the nonprofit world from a two-decade career in newspaper journalism.