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After Running for His Life, He Now Runs in the Olympics

This young man had to literally run for his life to escape his country's civil war. Now he runs for his new home country with a joy and determination that will warm your heart.
Even if you've never thought of yourself as a runner, you can learn to love this activity that will pay you back with health and energy.
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MNABOY 6/6/2019 12:24:01 AM
Thanks for sharing. Report
KHALIA2 5/20/2019 11:27:02 AM
You had a very difficult life. So glad you did not give up! Report
KHALIA2 4/13/2019 6:50:07 AM
You had a very hard and tough life. So glad you made it! Report
KHALIA2 7/17/2018 8:26:09 AM
Hats off to you, Lopez! Report
KHALIA2 6/6/2018 3:48:52 PM
A very moving story! Report
KHALIA2 5/21/2018 12:03:19 PM
Congratulations! Very inspiring! Report
MOONDRAGON30 1/22/2018 4:14:16 PM
What a journey that he went through. Report
ITSAPROCESS 11/30/2017 9:32:59 AM
Wow, what journey. Very inspirational. Report
ORTATK 11/14/2017 9:24:52 AM
Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for a great series of posts. Report
COMEBACKKID12 4/28/2017 11:30:12 PM
A beautiful story of the human spirit! God bless you Lopez and so happy you reunited with your Mom! Thanks so much Spark People for putting his story on your site! :)) Report
CANDEE412 3/25/2017 6:35:09 AM
Very very inspiring Report
JSTETSER 3/25/2017 6:00:52 AM
Lopez, today I'm going to run a little faster and try a little harder because of your video. Thank you for becoming a powerful, positive force for others. Report
SEWATER 10/25/2015 9:07:48 AM
Very inspiring ! Makes my struggle with weight loss seem like nothing ! Report
BETHSNOW61 8/2/2015 10:37:08 PM
Ok, I cried! He's A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! I can't even imagine all that he went through. I'm so glad he came out of his past as a winner, an incredible man Report
JRMCCOY63 6/3/2015 2:17:01 AM
Wow! He is truly blessed and an amazing person. I'm truly thankful to God for blessing him to be able to escape and run to freedom and success! Report