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Running for My Life

Running for My Life

(Hardcover)

by Lopez Lomong

Language: English

SKU: 2631851

     
 

Publisher:Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781595555151



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Description of Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong

The inspiring true story of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese lost boy who achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen and Olympic athlete.

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.

Running for My Life is Lopez Lomong's harrowing story of loss, overcoming, triumph, and redemption. It is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a Sudanese lost boy who became an American citizen and Olympic athlete. His life is a powerful picture of the fact that we can overcome, that what seems out of reach is within our grasp if we'd believe and if we'd only try.

A story of faith, and a story that captures the best of humanity, Running for My Life will arrest the hearts and inspire the hopes of readers everywhere.

Product: Running for My Life
Author: Lopez Lomong
Author: Mark Tabb
Binding Type: Hardcover
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 240
Weight: 1.05 pounds
Length: 9.1 inches
Width: 5.9 inches
Height: 1 inches
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: July 2012
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5 StarsAmazing Book! A must read!
This memoir of struggle and redemption is one of the best books of the year. Lomong's story, being stolen at six years old to become a child soldier, to struggling to adapt to American culture, and finally finding success on track, is one that will leave you in awe long after you finish the last page. It is even better than fiction because it is all true! It redefines what is possible though hard work, dedication, and a little faith. Spoken in his own words, Lopez's playful spirit shines through even the darkest hours of his tale. It is perfect for all audiences! It completely redefined the way I approach struggle and is much more a story of triumph than about track and field. It is a book centered around an amazing athlete - a two time Olympian - but ultimately this is a tale that has changed the way I live my life. I am compelled to action and will be a life-long supporter of Lomong and the great work his does on and off the track. Bravo Lopez! Keep inspiring the world! GO USA!!
Published 22 months ago by B. Moore
5 StarsIncredible Tale of Struggle! Best of 2012!
This memoir of struggle and redemption is one of the best books of the year. Lomong's story, being stolen at six years old to become a child soldier, to struggling to adapt to American culture, and finally finding success on track, is one that will leave you in awe long after you finish the last page. It is even better than fiction because it is all true! It redefines what is possible though hard work, dedication, and faith. Spoken in his own words, Lopez's playful spirit shines through even the darkest hours of his tale. This book is a testimony to the presence of God in every part of our lives! It is inspiration and a beautiful reminder of the importance of devotion. It is perfect for all audiences! It completely redefined the way I approach struggle and is much more a story of triumph than about track and field. It is a book centered around an amazing athlete - a two time Olympian - but ultimately this is a tale that has changed the way I live my life. I am compelled to action and will be a life-long supporter of Lomong and the great work his does on and off the track. Bravo Lopez! Keep inspiring the world! GO USA!!
Published 28 months ago by George L.
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