As I gain a better perspective and new outlook on my own running, I hope, one day, to use my passion to help others. I am inspired by people that run for a cause, and use their talent to bring hope and happiness to others. Lopez Lomong, a 2008 Olympian, and a friend of mine, is a Sudanese refugee that is raising money to give the people in his home land a better life. After surviving an attack on his village by rebel soldiers and ‘camps’ where many other children died, Lopez received a second chance at life.
He took full advantage of his opportunity, becoming America’s middle distance star, the US flag holder at the 2008 Olympics, and all-around amazing person. Now, when he’s not training for the 2012 Olympic Games, he is using his new lease on life to give the people of Sudan a similar opportunity. For 2012 Lopez has two goals in mind – a medal in London and bringing hope to the helpless in Sudan. He needs your help to raise $500,000 and make this dream a reality. To get all the info on the Lopez Lomong Foundation, check it out here!