SPOILER ALERT: If you do not yet want to know the results of Lopez Lomong’s preliminary race, stop reading now.
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Competing in round 1 of the men’s preliminary 5,000-meter race for Team USA, Lopez Lomong placed 4th with a time of 13:26:16. Hayle Ibrahimov (Ethiopia) came in first place, Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) placed second, and Mohamed Farah (Great Britain) came in third.
Lomong will advance to the finals for his event, which will take place this coming Saturday, August 11.
In round 2 of the preliminary heat Team USA runners Bernard Legat and Galen Rupp also earned a spot in the final.
Watch the video below, and hear in Lopez’s own words his heart and hopes for the people of South Sudan, his native land.
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Read the rest of Lopez Lomong’s story in these related posts:
Also, check out his book, “Running For My Life.”
Lopez is partnering with World Vision to bring clean water, education, nutritious food, and healthcare to the people of South Sudan, his native land. Find out how you can join his efforts by visiting 4SouthSudan.org.