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Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

Author(s): Lopez Lomong

Location(s): Sudan

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

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Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.

Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike sponsored athlete on the US Olympic Team. Though most of us fall somewhere between the catastrophic lows and dizzying highs of Lomong’s incredible life, every reader will find in his story the human spark to pursue dreams that might seem unthinkable, even from circumstances that might appear hopeless.

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