Running for My Life

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Running for My Life

One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

By Lopez Lomong; Mark Tabb

Thomas Nelson Publishers, Hardcover, 9781595555151, 229pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2012

Description

Running for My Life is 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 of THe Hole in Our Gospel.



About the Author
Lopez Lomong was born in Kimotong, a small village in southern Sudan, in 1985. Taken by rebel soldiers from the Sudan People s Liberation Army at age 6, Lomong embarked on the long journey from refugee camps to the world s largest athletic stage the Olympics. Founder of the Lopez Lomong Foundation, Lomong spends each day working to improve the lives of children in his homeland.

Mark Tabbhas authored and coauthored over twenty books, including "Living with Less, the Upside of Downsizing Your Life "(B&H), and the 2004 Gold Medallion finalist, "Out of the Whirlwind "(B&H). He also collaborated with Stephen Baldwin on the "New York Times" bestseller, "The Unusual Suspect" (FaithWords). Mark is currently working with Alec Baldwin on his book, "A Promise to Ourselves "(St. Martin s Press).