Running for My Lifeis 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.
"Lopez Lomong's story is one of true inspiration. His life is a story of courage, hard work, never giving up, and having hope where there is hopelessness all around. Lopez is a true role model."?MICHaeL JOHNSON, Olympic Gold Medalist
"This true story of a Sudanese child refugee who became an Olympic star is powerful proof that God gives hope to the hopeless and shines a light in the darkest places. Don't be surprised if after reading this incredible tale, you find yourself mysteriously drawn to run alongside him."?RICHARD STEARNS, president, World Vision US and author ofTHe Hole in Our Gospel
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by Mark Ribowsky
by Phil Robertson, Mark Schlabach
by John Hamm
by Walter Dean Myers
by Brandon Robshaw
by Myron Uhlberg
by Jack Lopez
by Joe Posnanski
by Anne Hill
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"The story of a former Lost Boy of Sudan is really a journey, one that takes Lopez Lomong from his life as a 6-year-old boy in a refugee camp to a whole new world as a teen in the United States. How he gets to America is an amazing story, but even more amazing are the new wonders and possibilities of his new life here. Brandon Hirsch's narration focuses on all the emotions of the loquacious Lopez--especially fear, incredulity, and pride. As Lopez--an exceptional athlete and a devout Catholic--writes of his struggles and accomplishments, Hirsch's narration is always right there with him. As a team, they're like two runners on an even pace around a track, never breaking stride and waiting for that final kick. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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