South Sudan

South Sudanese Guor Marial Competes in the Olympics

Guor Marial with Brad Poore

PRI’s  THE WORLD tells this remarkable story of South Sudanese runner Guor Marial who is now a resident of the U.S.: “South Sudanese Runner Wants to Compete in London but not for Sudan.”  And he will! Under an independent Olympics banner.  Marial went to high school in our own New Hampshire and Sam Evans Brown of New Hampshire Public Radio tells a local story of when Marial first came to the the U.S. and attended Concord High. The Olympic Marathon is on August 12 and as Sam Evans Brown says, with “five rings on his uniform, Guor Marial will be there.”

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