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Running for My Life Audiobook

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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 of World Vision US and author of The Hole in Our Gospel)

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    "Great Inspiring Story!! A must read!!"

    Loved this story! Wonderful narrator. If you enjoy feel good true stories, you won't regret this purchase. Listened every spare moment until finished in a couple of days.

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    Lumary Vega 03-17-16
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    A must read! I'd recommend this book to everyone. Great story, it grabs you in immediately. I felt inspired by his message many many times throughout the book.

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    nance 03-07-16
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    A good book for young people to be inspired to follow their goals. It was well written and enjoyable.

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    Paul WInker 03-06-16
    Paul WInker 03-06-16 Member Since 2015

    I'll try anything once.

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    "Grab some tissues"

    It's been a soggy and cold weekend so I blew off my friends and gave Running for My Life a listen. I'm glad I did. It's a fantastic story. I'm not one to tell people how to spend their Audible Credits but if you'd like to improve upon your life, you probably need to get this one. Pick up some tissues if you do.

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    Leslyn Begay 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "in tune & quiet until finished. what an experience"

    love it , narrator was good. through it all and all the obstacles in his life he succeeded and Excel in everything he put his heart into . I really enjoyed this book.

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    Yolanda Greenwood, DE, United States 03-04-16
    Yolanda Greenwood, DE, United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2015

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    This story is absolutely awesome. Truly inspirational and heartfelt. There's so much I now want to do to get involved and help.

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    "What an inspiration!"

    An incredible and truly inspiring story. I'm thankful Lopez wrote this book. It was honor to read his story.

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    Jason 02-04-16
    Jason 02-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing life story - thanks for sharing"

    Lopez had done a nice job telling the story of his life in an honest and humble manner.

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    Joe 12-07-15
    Joe 12-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Eye-opening read"

    This is an amazing story told by a tremendous human being. Truly displays the effects faith can have on one's life.

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    "inspirational"

    Very easy to listen to and very moving. I would recommend this story for everyone, regardless of if you're a runner or not.

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