August 11, 2012

Another Athlete to Cheer - Guor Marial

I'm sure I won't be the only one to tear up for Guor Marial when he runs the marathon today. He's one of the independent athletes, because he is basically without a country.

Not yet a citizen of the Unites States where he was granted refugee status, and not able to represent South Sudan, because, as a new country, they don't have a national committee yet, he is running under a white flag with the Olympic logo.

Considering what he has been through, it is amazing he has qualified.

You can read more of his amazing biography on Wikipedia here, or a much more thorough article by Rick Maese of the Washington Post here. And when you're done, I suggest you try to watch it on tv if you're able.

It will be inspirational!

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