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

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

  • Title: Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
  • Author: Lopez Lomong Mark A. Tabb
  • ISBN: 9781595555151
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 .Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the SudanesRunning 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 .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

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  • This is the inspiring story of one of the " Lost Boys" Lopez Lomong from South Sudan, who was abducted by brutal rebel soldiers at age six and miraculously escaped by running 3 days through the desert with the help of older boys to a Kenyan refugee camp. Ten years later, after living in conditions where eating scraps from a dumpster was a luxury, he is flown to New York where a new family will adopt him and help him overcome the culture shock ( to put it much too mildly) of coming to America, an [...]


  • I've been torn, when reviewing biographies as to whether my review should primarily critique the literary qualities of the work, or whether it's kosher to share my approval or disapproval of the life of the individual being studied.As I'm left to my own devices in reviewing Running for My Life, it will largely be a life-review, and less, a book-review. As books go, the writing style is what you might expect from a 2012 autobiography produced by a major publisher: expert, engaging, and easy to re [...]


  • This is one of those books that makes you grateful for every little tiny thing in your life. Like indoor plumbing, more than one meal a day, and not viewing the day you get to dig in the trash for your meals as the highlight of your week (I only wish this were a joke).This is the memoir of a "Lost Boy of Sudan", who gets kidnapped by rebels at the age of 6 and escapes from his prison with 3 other boys. They run for 12 hours at a time, 3 days straight to reach the safety of a refugee camp in Keny [...]


  • Have you seen the Visa Olympic commercial that talks about the boy who ran for 3 days? "Running for My Life" (out 7/17/12) is the true story of Lopez Lomong, a Sudanese "Lost Boy" taken from his family by rebels when he was six. With the help of 3 older boys, he escaped the rebel camp in the middle of the night and ran for 3 days to safety. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Lopez was our country's flag bearer in the opening ceremony & a member of the US Olympic track team. The years between 1991 [...]


  • This is the book to read whenever you feel discouraged or overwhelmed in your own life because it's impossible to read Lomong's story and not feel inspired by him and his incredible courage and faith. Kidnapped by rebels at six years of age while attending church with his family in a little village in Sudan, Lomong's true story begins with devastating loss and heartbreak. Even so, the story that follows is one of incredible perseverance, hard-work, gratitude and love. I don't want to give too mu [...]


  • I read this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down. Like Dave Eggers' What is the What, this is the story one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. Eggars writing prowess makes What is the What an almost epic experience, but Lomong’s narrative is just as compelling. Lomong, clearly, sees the hand of God at work in his life. His testimony is encouraging and inspirational. Lomong’s story of overcoming adversity is a must read for any Christian.


  • Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong (with Mark Tabb) first caught my attention when I saw the commercial advertising the Olympics. “What an amazing hint of a story!”, I remember saying. I wanted to learn more about him. Was he a Christian?Lopez Lomong was kidnapped at six years old by rebel fighters in South Sudan while attending church with his family. He inferred that between the South Sudan government and the rebels, the line between good guys and bad guys were barely discernable. In one [...]


  • LOVED this book. Following Lomong's journey from being abducted by soldiers as a young boy to escaping, living in a refuge camp, coming to America, and eventually qualifying for the Olympics, I was SO inspired. It also reminded me how ridiculously blessed I am and how fortunate I am to be able to give to others out of my abundance. Lomong's story is evidence that nothing is impossible with God. His determination to never give up, the support and love of his family (biological and adopted) and fr [...]


  • I loved it,and not for style or literary value, but for the story itself, for this guy's life journey. This is a great motivational book, I'll remember his story when I start bitching about my petty nuisances. There is also hope and there is always a way. Just be patient and go on. If only we could be thankful every second of our lives for all that we have


  • This is one of those books that you read, not because it's beautifully written, but because the story is so compelling.


  • Oh my. I normally can't read these kinds of books because they destroy me. I can't remember how this book ended up in my To-Read pile, but there it was. And maybe because choosing the first book of the year is so important for me to set a high standard for my students, or maybe because so many of my students were being brave with their first choice that I chose this one. I am forever changed by my choice.Lopez Lomong is not the only Lost Boy who was once lost and found, nor is he the only Lost B [...]


  • This was an excellent open your eyeballs and see how fortunate you are kind of book. I loved his attitude and perseverance and appreciation and work ethic. It just makes you wonder if there is something defective about Americans and other first world-ers that we have to gripe and moan about everything. Oh yeah. There is. Entitlement. And keeping up with the jonesesI wish we could all smile so easily. And get along. And contribute. And take pride in whatever task or job we have. And have a sense [...]


  • The beginning of this book was so heart-wrenching and hit so close to home as Lopez was about the same age as my boys when he was kidnapped that I didn't think I could get through it. But I am so glad I pushed through. There is so much joy and hope within as well. His adoptive parents are absolutely amazing human beings. What a lucky boy. I think in huge part his success is owed to them. A truly inspiring story.


  • Two days after beginning this book, I finished it. I loved this book for so many reasons! This may seem strange, but I loved how short and to the point it was. I loved his acknowledgment of the many miracles and blessings he received from God. I loved his patriotism. I loved his emphasis on the value of education. I finished this book with the desire to do more to help other people. What an uplifting and inspiring story!


  • A riveting story about a refugee’s journey both on and off the track. It was eye opening to read of the struggles that a refugee faces. A fast read that was difficult to put down, and very timely for the time of year that we reflect on what we are grateful for and the season of giving.


  • This is one of the best books I've read recently. It's quick, engaging, and so inspiring. Lopez Lomong now counts me as one of his fans, and I am also in love with his parents who opened their homes to him and other Sudanese Lost Boys. This would be a fantastic book for youth to read too. I loved the themes of family, friendship, faith, hard work, hope, etc. Really great!



  • We read this aloud with the kids. An amazing story of faith and perseverance when he had absolutely nothing. Cool guy, beautiful story of God's hand in his life. Not exactly beautifully written, but it is his third language


  • Although the writing wasn't spectacular, the story is amazing and the cause noble. How Lopez Lomong beat the odds can only be explained by the work of God.


  • I acknowledge Lopez Lomong isn't a traditional author. While I did enjoy his story, it was a bit repetitive in spots and I wanted to hear more about what he has accomplished on an Olympic level. Also, what about his brothers that he brought to America? Perhaps that is another story. And maybe the books true purpose was just to shed light on Lopez's foundation and what he is trying to do for those in still in Sudan. I think sometimes we as Americans forget and don't appreciate our freedom and opp [...]


  • When I was prepping for the Olympics ( to watch, not compete) the Visa commercial came on about Lopez Lamong and how he ran. I was so intrigued I started looking into his story, the publishing company for his book happened to be Thomas Nelson which is the originator of the Booksneeze book exchange program I was so happy. I had to snag that book immediately.When I started reading I was immediately drawn in by his story. I was both heartbroken and devastated when reading the book. To think that pe [...]


  • Although I am not a dedicated reader of the biographies of sport figures I gave this book a try. I wasn't familiar with Lopez Lomong's career, although I did see a review that referred to a highlight in this book: how Mr Lomong lived for years in a refugee camp in Kenya and there the main amusement was playing football (as most of the world calls soccer). Because there was a surfeit of boys who wanted to play, there was a rule that this could be done only by those who ran a lap around the refuge [...]


  • Running for my life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong.Autobiography 240 pages Running for my life by Lopez Lomong is one of the best books I have ever read. Lopez, a little boy at the time, was kidnapped by rebels during a church service in his hometown in Sudan. They kidnapped all of the kids that they could get, then took them to a camp to make them child soldiers. They starved the small children like Lopez, who could not yet fight. L [...]


  • As the book itself professes it is neither a chronicle of the hardships illuminating the topography of Africa not an inspirational tale that has at its crux, track and field events. This is a true story of a courageous boy in Sudan whose childhood was lost to meaningless hatred and pure violence before determination, chance and luck contrived in a magnificently mysterious manner to enable him reclaim his life.From eating his best meal from a garbage dump in a refugee camp in Kenya, to being the [...]


  • I received this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.When I saw the blurb about it I wanted to read this book – not because I’m an avid sports fan (because I’m not) but because I am always interested in how people overcome adversity. This book did not disappoint.Lopez Lomong was born in the Sudan. He was one of a family of four children, but the only one with his parents in the open-air church service that Sunday morning in 1991 – the day the rebel soldiers came for the [...]


  • I love sports, I love the Olympics, and I love stories about an underdog who triumphs. I have many times joked that my dream job would be to write those emotional "behind the athlete" stories that you see at the Olympics so this was right up my alley.Lopez Lomong's life story is remarkable. No stars lost there. I loved the first half of the book. What a horrific start to life and yet he remained both grateful and optimistic as he had to run 18 miles a day, eat from a garbage and have nothing mor [...]


  • SO GOOD. This is more than just a book about an Olympic runner. It's a story about an American Olympic runner who was ripped from his home at 6 years old in Sudan and spent the next 10 years as a refugee. He never gave up hope, believed everything happened for a reason, and put a lot of trust and faith in God. He was taken in by a family in Upstate NY and I guess you could say the rest is history -- he went on to be an Olympian, just like he dreamed from the day he saw Michael Johnson in the Syd [...]


  • WOW! Read this book! There are remarkable stories and there are remarkable biographies (and autobiographies), but this is one of the most amazing and moving stories I've ever read.Lopez's story is well known, particularly to Olympic viewers. Taken from his family in Sudan as a child, survivor of a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp, lucky US visa recipient, and adopted by a kind, generous, supportive, and committed family in the United States eventually to become a college graduate and a highly [...]


  • A MUST READ!!!!! Wow, this book is absolutely fantastic I truly cannot put into words how much I love this book. It holds stories about running, South Sudan, life in Africa, the blessings the USA holds but that is not what this book is about. It is about FAITH! 100% pure faith - he sprints into life, chest out, without questioning anything God has planned for him. Now, please know that it is far from being preachy, far from being fake or overly Godly it is just him and his life and how he leads [...]


  • An incredible true story of a Sudanese boy who is kidnapped by rebels in the Sudanese Civil War and eventually ends up running for USA in the olympics. I listened to this during my long runs and it really inspired me to get record breaking times in my workouts. The details of life in prison camps in Sudan and refugee camps in Kenya is fascinating because I never knew anything about what really went on in those places. After learning about how he spend 10 years struggling for survival it allowed [...]


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