Mile News Tagged Lopez Lomong

Olympian and “Lost Boy of Sudan” Lopez Lomong to Present UNA Commencement Address

May 03, 2013

By Terry Pace, UNA Communications and Marketing

FLORENCE, Ala. – South Sudanese-born Olympic track-and-field athlete Lopez Lomong – one of the so-called “Lost Boys of Sudan” – will be the guest speaker for the University of North Alabama’s spring commencement at 10:00am Saturday, May 11, at...

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Alan Webb, Version 2.0

April 09, 2013

By Matt McCue, Competitor Group

The talented track star is hoping to revitalize his career by moving up to longer distances.

During a five-week altitude stint at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Alan Webb and his new training partners are playing volleyball according to...

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Changing the World, One Step at a Time

March 13, 2013

By Katherine Keel, Team USA

A hand roughly shook his shoulder as he heard the panicked whispers from his friends, “Wake up, Lopepe, we have to go NOW!” Though his legs felt like lead, the soles of his feet were bloody and he could barely walk, he began shuffling forward as fast as he could.

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Team Schumacher Wants to Make the Millrose Games a Habit

February 21, 2013

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Jerry Schumacher, who coaches the elite Oregon Track Club/Portland training group, attended his first Millrose Games last weekend.

Now, he can't wait to go back.

"Great meet, great crowd," Schumacher said after watching Lopez Lomong of OTC/Portland nip favored ...

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A Beautiful Night for the Mile: Reid, Lomong Win the Wanamaker Mile

February 16, 2013

Multiple records topple in the Armory Saturday night as high school phenom Mary Cain betters her own U.S. record, while Lomong and O’Hare take the storied race into new terrain.

By Duncan Larkin, Mile wire 

NEW YORK – Under the bright lights and amidst the roaring of a sold-out crowd at the...

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NYRR & Millrose Announce Wanamaker Mile Fields

January 22, 2013

By Armory Track

After a victorious debut in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile at the 2012 Millrose Games, Matthew Centrowitz will return to defend his title this year on Saturday, Feb. 16. Centrowitz, who ran 3:53.92 last year, the fastest time ever in the Armory, will attempt to break Bernard Lagat's...

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American Dreams: Alex and Peter Inspired by Brother Lopez Lomong’s Olympic Success

October 08, 2012

By Stephen Mazzone,

Back in the fall of 2007, HBO aired a moving documentary about distance runner and U.S. Olympian Joseph “Lopez” Lomong. It told the story of the terrifying early life of the African native, who was kidnapped at the age of 6 by rebel soldiers of the Sudan People...

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Olympic runner Lopez Lomong is a ‘warrior inside’

June 16, 2012

As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words.

By Karen Rosen, USA Today

Four years after Lopez Lomong carried the Star-Spangled Banner into the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing,...

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Lopez Lomong’s Story: Tide US Athlete Video

April 12, 2012

What does the Red, White and Blue mean to you? This is what it means to Lopez Lomong and the Tide campaign to honor the Olympic Spirit.

Lomong was a 2008 Olympian at 1500 meters and holds a personal best of 3:53.18 for the Mile. Lomong will look to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympics in the...

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