Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Help Film Runner Without a Country


Contribute to a documentary about refugee Guor Marial, the Olympic marathon runner who ran in the London 2012 Olympics without a country.

Guor's dream was to run in the Olympics. Fourteen years ago Guor left Sudan. He had been kidnapped as a child and forced to do manual labor. He was eight years old. He just wanted to be with his parents. He escaped but that wasn't the end of it. The years that followed for Guor would be lined with sadness. He was captured again. He experienced the death of eight siblings. It was civil war in Sudan. Guor made it to New Hampshire and he put his head down and went to work. He went to high school and trained hard as a runner. He didn't know English, but he learned by joining the track team. He set a national high school record and received a scholarship to Iowa State. He earned All-American honors and then ran a qualifying time for the Olympics in his first ever marathon.



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