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US Olympian Lopez Lomong miscounts laps in 5k mishap
US Olympian Lopez Lomong miscounts laps in 5k mishap
Published: 2012/05/02
Channel: FloSports
Lopez Lomong - The Long Run
Lopez Lomong - The Long Run
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: The Christian Broadcasting Network
I AM UNSTOPPABLE: Running For Freedom
I AM UNSTOPPABLE: Running For Freedom
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: The Weather Channel
Lopez Lomong wins 2007 NCAA 1500
Lopez Lomong wins 2007 NCAA 1500
Published: 2007/06/10
Channel: fbizuneh
An American Home: Fostering Lopez Lomong
An American Home: Fostering Lopez Lomong
Published: 2011/02/06
Channel: Steven J. Pallone Photography
Olympic Trials Mens 1500 Final 2008 USA Track & Field
Olympic Trials Mens 1500 Final 2008 USA Track & Field
Published: 2008/07/07
Channel: big55juno
Moscow 2013 - Lopez LOMONG USA - 1500m Men - Semi Final - Heat 1
Moscow 2013 - Lopez LOMONG USA - 1500m Men - Semi Final - Heat 1
Published: 2013/08/14
Channel: IAAF Athletics
American Lopez Lomong Has Been An Inspiration to Us All: Road to London
American Lopez Lomong Has Been An Inspiration to Us All: Road to London
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: Team USA
Ashton Eaton and Lopez Lomong Arm Wrestle for Clean Water | Hood To Coast 2014 Team World Vision
Ashton Eaton and Lopez Lomong Arm Wrestle for Clean Water | Hood To Coast 2014 Team World Vision
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Josh Cox
Lopez Lomong 5000 Meters American Record 3-1-13 Armory, New York
Lopez Lomong 5000 Meters American Record 3-1-13 Armory, New York
Published: 2013/03/02
Channel: Joe Carr
lopez lomong - The American Dream
lopez lomong - The American Dream
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: triathleteusa
Lopez Lomong talks after semis of 2016 US Olympic Track and Field trials
Lopez Lomong talks after semis of 2016 US Olympic Track and Field trials
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: letsrundotcom
Lopez Lomong - 4 South Sudan
Lopez Lomong - 4 South Sudan
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: World Vision UK
LOPEZ LOMONG * * * DO YOU KNOW THIS NAME?
LOPEZ LOMONG * * * DO YOU KNOW THIS NAME?
Published: 2012/07/02
Channel: Larry Finney
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Episode #183 - Lopez Lomong Added Value Clip
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Episode #183 - Lopez Lomong Added Value Clip
Published: 2012/06/18
Channel: HBOBoxing
NET TV - Active Catholics Episode - "Lopez Lomong -- Lost Boy Found" (3/12/2014)
NET TV - Active Catholics Episode - "Lopez Lomong -- Lost Boy Found" (3/12/2014)
Published: 2014/03/17
Channel: NETTVCATHOLIC
LOPEZ LOMONG
LOPEZ LOMONG
Published: 2016/09/17
Channel: bryan suarez
Lopez Lomong: Blood, Sweat and Speed
Lopez Lomong: Blood, Sweat and Speed
Published: 2013/03/18
Channel: theshoeaddicts
Lopez Lomong
Lopez Lomong's Payton Jordan 5k Lap Mishap (2012)
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: FloTrack
Fans gather at Tully High School to watch Lopez Lomong
Fans gather at Tully High School to watch Lopez Lomong
Published: 2012/08/12
Channel: CNYCentral
Visa Olympics London 2012  Lopez Lomong Team Visa Athlete Co
Visa Olympics London 2012 Lopez Lomong Team Visa Athlete Co
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: wharepapasouthschool
Lopez Lomong
Lopez Lomong
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: Teresa Aja
Sudanese born refugee to carry flag for US team
Sudanese born refugee to carry flag for US team
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Lopez Lomong Comes Up Short in 2017  USATF 5000m
Lopez Lomong Comes Up Short in 2017 USATF 5000m
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: letsrundotcom
Lopez Lomong: “Running for My Life”
Lopez Lomong: “Running for My Life”
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Museum of the Bible
Visa Olympics London 2012 Lopez Lomong Team Visa Athlete Commercial
Visa Olympics London 2012 Lopez Lomong Team Visa Athlete Commercial
Published: 2014/04/08
Channel: eSeth - Tecnologia
Lopez Lomong: “Corriendo Por Mi Vida”
Lopez Lomong: “Corriendo Por Mi Vida”
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Museum of the Bible
Digital Story Lopez Lomong 1
Digital Story Lopez Lomong 1
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Xavier Sauvageau
Lopez Lomong Team World Vision Hood2Coast 2015
Lopez Lomong Team World Vision Hood2Coast 2015
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Josh Wimberley
Lopez Lomong Lost Boys Interview US Olympic Track Trials
Lopez Lomong Lost Boys Interview US Olympic Track Trials
Published: 2008/08/04
Channel: John W. Davis
Rupp Lagat Lomong Jenkins Mead - 5k Round 1 Heat 2, 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
Rupp Lagat Lomong Jenkins Mead - 5k Round 1 Heat 2, 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Seth Jenny
iNTERVIEW WITH LOPEZ LOMONG
iNTERVIEW WITH LOPEZ LOMONG
Published: 2012/10/15
Channel: Mary Gardner
An unlikely mentor! 4word founder Diane Paddison chats with Olympian Lopez Lomong
An unlikely mentor! 4word founder Diane Paddison chats with Olympian Lopez Lomong
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: 4wordwomen
Szudán elveszett fia - Lopez Lomong
Szudán elveszett fia - Lopez Lomong
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Zsolt Humai
NCAA On Campus - Lopez Lomong - Northern Arizona University Track & Field
NCAA On Campus - Lopez Lomong - Northern Arizona University Track & Field
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: ncaaoncampus
lopez lomong video
lopez lomong video
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Elizabeth Reichelt
Galen Rupp, Bernard Lagat and Lopez Lomong After Men
Galen Rupp, Bernard Lagat and Lopez Lomong After Men's 5000m Final
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: letsrundotcom
Lopez Lomong Correr para Vivir
Lopez Lomong Correr para Vivir
Published: 2014/04/22
Channel: Melody Stier
Lopez Lomong NAU Commencement
Lopez Lomong NAU Commencement
Published: 2011/12/19
Channel: NAUTV
#RandstadValores | López Lomong
#RandstadValores | López Lomong
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Randstad España
#7 - Northern Arizona
#7 - Northern Arizona's Lopez Lomong | Big Sky 50 Greatest Male Athletes
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: Big Sky Conference
Lopez Lomong: “Correndo por minha Vida”
Lopez Lomong: “Correndo por minha Vida”
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Museum of the Bible
CTV - Lopez Lomong
CTV - Lopez Lomong
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: Connect Faith
Lopez Lomong Talks About The Bowerman Mile, the Olympic Trials and His Journey
Lopez Lomong Talks About The Bowerman Mile, the Olympic Trials and His Journey
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: letsrundotcom
Lopez Lomong Speaks after 5000 Victory at 2015 NYRR Millrose Games
Lopez Lomong Speaks after 5000 Victory at 2015 NYRR Millrose Games
Published: 2015/02/15
Channel: letsrundotcom
Tully
Tully's Lopez Lomong reacts to his round one heat at the London Olympics
Published: 2012/08/09
Channel: CNYCentral
South Sudanese Celebrities: Lopez Lomong (Athlete)
South Sudanese Celebrities: Lopez Lomong (Athlete)
Published: 2010/05/21
Channel: DEEZSTUDIOS
Lopez Lomong Come to the Rescue
Lopez Lomong Come to the Rescue
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: TheKyleRenee
Lopez Lomong Postrace Paris DL, 1500m 3:34.55
Lopez Lomong Postrace Paris DL, 1500m 3:34.55
Published: 2013/07/06
Channel: letsrundotcom
Running For My Life |  Lopez Lomong | Book Review
Running For My Life | Lopez Lomong | Book Review
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: Tri Edge
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Lopez Lomong
Lomong headshot.jpg
Lomong running 1500 m at the US Olympic Team Trials in 2008
Personal information
Full name Lopez Lomong
Nationality American
Born (1985-01-05) January 5, 1985 (age 32)
Kimotong, South Sudan
Residence Lake Oswego, Oregon[1]
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Sport
Country United States
Sport Track and field athlete
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m, Mile
Coached by Jerry Schumacher
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

800 m: 1:45.58
1,500 m: 3:32.20
1,500 m (in.): 3:36.52
One Mile: 3:51.45
One Mile (in.): 3:51.21
3,000 m: 7:50.36
3,000 m (in.): 7:44.16
5,000 m (in): 13:06.99

5,000 m: 13:11.63

Lopez Lomong (born January 5, 1985)[3][4] is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. citizen in 2007.

Lomong's actual birthdate is January 5, 1985, but like all Lost Boys who came to the United States without paperwork, his official birthday is listed as January 1.[5]

Lomong qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 1500 meters at the United States Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon.[6] He was the flag bearer for the United States during the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.[7][8]

He is currently a member of Team Darfur, a group of athletes urging China to exert pressure on the Sudanese government to address the War in Darfur.[9][unreliable source?] Lomong's autobiography, Running for My Life, was published in 2012, co-written with Mark Tabb.

Biography[edit]

Lopez Lomong was born Lopepe Lomong in Kimotong, an ethnic Boya village in Namorunyang State, South Sudan to Awei Lomong and Rita Namana.[10][11] Lopez Lomong and his family belong to the Boya (also spelled Buya) ethnic group of southeastern South Sudan.[10]

Lomong was a victim of the Second Sudanese Civil War. A Catholic, he was abducted at age six while attending Catholic Mass and assumed dead by his family and buried in absentia.[11] He nearly died in captivity, but was helped to escape by others from his village. The four of them ran for three days until they crossed the border into Kenya.[11] Lomong spent ten years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana County, northeastern Kenya before being moved to the United States through Catholic Charities. His name "Lopez" was a nickname from the refugee camp that he later adopted officially. He was inspired to become a runner after watching Michael Johnson at the 2000 Summer Olympics on television.[11]

Lomong is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He was resettled in the United States in 2001 through Catholic Charities with Robert and Barbara Rogers, in New York State. The Rogers have since gone on to sponsor many other Sudanese refugees. Lomong attended Tully High School in Tully, NY, entering at a 10th grade level. In high school, he helped lead the cross country and track teams to sectional and state titles, and after briefly attending Norfolk State University, later competed for Northern Arizona University. In 2007, Lomong was the division I NCAA indoor champion at 3000 meters and the outdoor champion at 1500 meters while competing for Northern Arizona. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States on July 6, 2007.

Although he originally assumed his parents had been killed by the Sudan People's Liberation Army, he was reunited with his mother and family, who now live outside Nairobi, in 2003.[11] He first returned to his native village of Kimotong in December 2006.[11] He returned to Sudan again in 2008 with an organization called Sudan Sunrise to begin construction of the Lopez Lomong School and Reconciliation Church.[12] In early 2009 he traveled back to bring his younger brothers, Alex and Peter, back to the United States to attend school at Fork Union Military Academy.[5]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Lomong qualified for the US Olympic Team on July 6, 2008, one year after gaining his US citizenship.[13] "Now I'm not just one of the 'Lost Boys,'" he told reporters. "I'm an American."[14][15]

After his success at the collegiate level, Lopez signed a contract with Nike and now competes professionally. He specializes in the 1500m run but is a serious contender in every mid-distance race from 800m up to and including the 5k. Lopez finished 5th in the 800m finals during the 2008 US Olympic Trials, which he ran as part of his training for the 1500m.[4]

Lomong with US President George W. Bush during the Opening Ceremony in Beijing

Lomong was chosen by the team captains of the US Olympic team to carry the US flag in the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony. The U.S. Olympic team captains said that Lomong deserved the honor of flagbearer because he was so proud of his citizenship.[16]

Lopez is a member of Team Darfur. In the weeks leading up to the Olympics Lomong spoke often about the need to raise awareness for the violence in Darfur. Since his selection as flagbearer he has been careful not to criticize China directly, choosing instead to focus on the inspirational side of his story. "I'm here to compete for my country," Lomong told reporters when they asked questions about human rights. "The Olympics are supposed to bring people together to peacefully blend and I'm looking forward to that and stepping on the track and wearing my colors and representing my country." With reference to China specifically, Lomong answered "Chinese people have been great putting all these things together. It's great being here."[16]

He was eliminated in the semifinals of the 1500 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

2009 USA Champion[edit]

Lomong won his first national title when he finished first in the 1500 at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships in 3:41.68. That summer he also finished eighth in the final at the World Athletics Championships. He ran a career best of 3:32.94 that year in the 1500.

2010 USA Champion[edit]

In June 2010, Lomong repeated as men's champion by winning the 1500 at the 2010 USA Outdoor Championships in a highly tactical race. He ran the final 400 meters of that race in 51.29 seconds. Later in the summer of 2010, Lomong lowered his personal best at 1500 meters down to 3:32.20 at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco.

2012[edit]

On April 29, 2012, Lomong raced his first ever 5000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Despite miscalculating his laps and thinking he had finished when he actually had one lap left, he set a 2012 World Leading time of 13:11.63.[17] Lomong continued his success at the 2012 US Olympic Track & Field Trials. He secured a slot for the 5000m finals after winning his preliminary heat in 13:42.81, just ahead of American record holder Bernard Lagat (13:42.83).[18] In the finals, he placed 3rd behind winner Galen Rupp and runner up Bernard Lagat to secure a spot on his second Olympic team.[18]
London Olympics
On August 8, 2012, Lomong placed 4th in his preliminary heat to qualify for the 5000m finals.[19][20] In the final, which took place on August 11, 2012, he finished in 10th place.[21] Lomong was part of a strong American performance, with fellow countrymen Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp placing 4th and 7th, respectively.[22]

2013[edit]

Lomong participated in the NYRR Men's Wanamaker Mile at the 2013 Millrose Games. He won the race in a personal best time of 3:51.21, just ahead of Matthew Centrowitz, a decorated 1500m man. Lomong's time beat the previous Armory track record of 3:53.92 which had just been set in 2012 by Centrowitz as well as the Millrose record of 3:52.87 set by Bernard Lagat.[23] Lomong surpassed the previous indoor 5000m American Record held by Bernard Lagat at the Armory's last chance meet with a time of 13:07.00.[24]

2014[edit]

Lomong won the 1500 metres in 3:43.09[25] at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.

Lomong finished 18th in the 1500 meters on March 7, 2014 at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[26][27]

Lopez finished 3rd running 3:39.11[28][29] at USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California on June 28.[30]

2015[edit]

On March 1, Lomong finished 8th in the mile at USATF Indoor Championships hosted at the Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA.[31]

In June, Lomong finished 6th in 13:53.64 in 5000 meter at USATF Outdoor Championships hosted at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon.[32]

On August 8, Lomong won the 5000 meter NACAC 2015 Senior Championships hosted at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.[33]

2017[edit]

In May 2017 Lomong served as a pacer for Nike's Breaking2 attempt at achieving a sub-2-hour marathon time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former 'Lost Boy' Olympic runner Lopez Lomong training in Oregon". KGW.com. April 20, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lopez Lomong". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  3. ^ Lopez Lomong. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ a b Farrey, Tom (July 2, 2008). "I came all the way here, so I have to run". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved August 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b Olympian Lopez Lomong Still Dreaming Big Si.com, January 6, 2009
  6. ^ Hersh, Philip (July 6, 2008). "A winner in long run". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2008. 
  7. ^ "U.S. flagbearer Lomong has unbelievable story of personal triumph - Tim Layden - SI.com". CNN. August 8, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Fleeing Sudanese fill refugee camps". CNN. December 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ Yahoo. Voices.yahoo.com (April 23, 2014). Retrieved on 2017-01-16.
  10. ^ a b Lomong, Lopez, and Mark Tabb. 2012. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9781595555151
  11. ^ a b c d e f Longman, Jeré (July 2, 2008). "Odyssey May End at Olympics for Lomong". New York Times. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  12. ^ USA Track and Field – Features, Events, Results | Team USA. Trackfield.teamusa.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  13. ^ Bill Dwyre (August 8, 2008). "U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong's great escape". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  14. ^ Pells, Eddie (August 6, 2008). "Lomong chosen as US flagbearer at Beijing Games". TeamUSA. 
  15. ^ Litke, Jim (August 7, 2008). "From African refugee camp to Olympic start line". Team USA. 
  16. ^ a b Bodeen, Christopher (August 8, 2008). "US flagbearer Lomong dodges political questions". Team USA. 
  17. ^ 'Incredible' Race: America's Lopez Lomong Sets 2012 World Best On First Try [VIDEO] : The Two-Way. NPR (May 1, 2012). Retrieved on 2017-01-16.
  18. ^ a b U.S. Olympic Team Trials Men's Events. usatf.org
  19. ^ London 2012 5000m men – Olympic Athletics. London2012.com. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Lopez Lomong: From war child to U.S. Olympics star - CNN.com". CNN. August 9, 2012. 
  21. ^ London 2012 5000m men – Olympic Athletics. London2012.com. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  22. ^ USA Track & Field – Lopez Lomong. Usatf.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  23. ^ 106th Millrose Games – Branch Sports Technology. Branchsportstech.com (February 16, 2013). Retrieved on 2017-01-16.
  24. ^ "Athlete Profile for Lopez Lomong". IAAF. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  25. ^ USA Indoor Track & Field Championships – 2/21/2014 to 2/23/2014 Albuquerque Convention Center. usatf.org
  26. ^ 1500 Metres Summary | IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014. iaaf.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  27. ^ 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 1500 metres
  28. ^ 2014 USA Track & Field Championships – 6/25/2014 to 6/29/2014 Hornet Stadium – Sacramento, California. usatf.org
  29. ^ Lopez Lomong | Profile. iaaf.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  30. ^ Excellence, Sacrifice, Dedication – Lopez's Blog. Lopezlomong.com. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  31. ^ Men 1 Mile Run. Flashresults.com (March 1, 2015). Retrieved on 2017-01-16.
  32. ^ USA Track & Field – Results – FULL. Usatf.org. Retrieved on January 16, 2017.
  33. ^ NACAC 2015 Senior Championships – 8/7/2015 to 8/9/2015 San Jose, Costa Rica. tiempodellegada.com

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