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“Lost Boy” Becomes Olympic Athlete | Alive Literary

“Lost Boy” Becomes Olympic Athlete


Running For My Life by Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb

July 27, 2012 – A familiar face will be amid the crowd of waving athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies tonight. This is Lopez Lomong’s second trip to the Olympic Games – he was a competitor and the USA national flag bearer in the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Alive Communications author Mark Tabb captured Lopez’s amazing journey from kidnap victim of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army to Olympic runner in Running for My Life, which released on July 17, 2012 (Thomas Nelson). Lopez will compete in the Men’s 5000-metre race.

Lopez uses his running as a platform, partnering with World Vision on “4 South Sudan,” a ministry that raises money for clean water in South Sudan.–LH/lk

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