LOPEZ LOMONG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Refugee travel ban brings sadness to "Lost Boy" Lopez Lomong

On training runs through the woods, two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong's mind frequently wanders back in time. He thinks about arriving in this country as one of the ''Lost Boys of Sudan ,'' with nothing more than a book featuring the Statue of Liberty on the cover. He remembers becoming a U.S. citizen in 2007 after being among the thousands of young civil war refugees brought to the...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

US indoor championships kick off Friday in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A star-studded 3,000-meter field highlights the U.S. indoor championships, with Olympians Galen Rupp, Lopez Lomong on Evan Jager set to compete Friday as the two-day meet kicks off. The event sets the stage for next week's world indoor championships, which also will be held at the Oregon Convention Center. Rupp is a Portland native who has already qualified...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lomong named Visa Humanitarian of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS - Lopez Lomong has been named the recipient of the Visa Humanitarian of the Year Award, USA Track & Field announced Thursday. Lomong will be honored on Saturday, December 1, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Daytona Beach. Fla. The event is held in conjunction with USA Track & Field’s 2012 Annual Meeting.
Via USA Track & Field
November 14, 2012
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