This is an outstanding story.

Lomong was in church praying that morning in 1991 when the soldiers rushed in and his nightmare began.

“They wanted all the kids to go out with them,” he recalled. “They grabbed me from my family. They put us in a truck, about 50 of us, and we just drove. We didn’t know where we were going.”

They were going to the soldiers’ camp where in time the youngsters, like so many other “lost boys of Sudan,” would be transformed into the child soldiers who were so prevalent in Sudan’s brutal civil war.

Next week, he will compete in China for the United States Olympic Track Team.

God bless America.

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