By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (July 2, 2013) — Lopez Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, has grown into a world-class runner and humanitarian with an important story to tell. He details this story in “Running for My Life,” his autobiography that was published last year.
Lomong is a two-time Olympian, specializing in the 800- and 1,500-meter races and the mile.
Lopez was kidnapped at age 6 during Sudan’s civil war, and later lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for a decade before resettling in Tully, New York, with Catholic Charities providing support.
Lomong became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2007. He attended Northern Arizona University, where I first met him in 2005 while reporting on the NAU Lumberjacks cross country and track…
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