The Beating Heart of Austin, with Gilbert Tuhabonye and Billy Yang
He once laid buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries-old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert’s school. Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, “You will be all right; you will survive.”
Gilbert was the lone survivor of the genocide. Today, having forgiven his enemies and moved forward with his life, he is a world-class athlete and running coach for Gilbert's Gazelles in Austin, Texas. Now Gilbert, "Runs with Joy," and you can too.
Join us for an evening of discussion that will inspire all of you, runner or not – Gilbert's joy is contagious. Hosted by Nike and Jaybird with an interview led by Billy Yang.