Running for My Life
One Lost Boy's Journey From the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic GameseBook - 2012
He was abducted. He was beaten. And he was nearly forced to become a boy solider in his war-torn homeland, Sudan. But he escaped in the night, ran three days, and was taken into a refugee camp in Kenya. He never owned a pair of shoes. He never owned a pen or paper and did schoolwork in the dust with his fingertips. His boyhood was the daily struggle of an orphan, and each day he would run an eighteen-mile lap around the refugee camp just to play a game of soccer. In his wildest dreams, Lopez Lomong couldn't even conceive that Nike would one day be his official sponsor, that he would graduate from college, and that he would represent his new home and bear the American flag in the Summer Olympics.
Topical Term: Track and field athletes
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Thomas Nelson, 2012
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource