Goodwill and Thom: Runner Without A Country

Posted by willp on July 24, 2012

We would like to salute an Olympian is running more than just for his personal acumen, but for freedom.

Guor Marial escaped a South Sudanese child labor camp and escaped to the US as a refugee will run the marathon in the London Olympics under the jurisdiction of the Olympic Flag.

He is one of four athletes competing without an official IOC-sanctioned country, with the other three coming from Netherlands Antilles.

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