Thursday, March 21, 2013

Runner without a country: Guar Marial

Here is a kickstarter for a documentary film about Guar Marial, the Sudanese Lost Boy, who ran in the 2012 Olympic Marathon under the flag of the Olympics, rather than under the Sudanese flag. He hopes to be the first athlete to represent South Sudan at the 2016 Olympics. The lives, stories, and successes of the Lost Boys of Sudan always interest me and Guar's successes as a high school runner in New Hampshire and again at Iowa State led to an Olympic marathon qualifying debut. Guar will be running this year's Boston Marathon and hopes that the political climate changes quickly enough so that he can run in the World Championships in Moscow this August.

Here is a video of Guar returning to New Hampshire recounting his life and marathon journeys with New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Here are previous posts I have made about Sudanese Lost Boy and now American 5000 meter Indoor recorder holder Lopez Lomong .

"Running for my Life" by Lopez Lomong

Lopez Lomong: Everything is Possible

Recovering Children in Africa: Great Stories of Survival and Giving Back

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