|Born||July 6, 1996|
Kimotong, South Sudan
|Event(s)||400 m – 5 km|
|College team||Northern Arizona University|
Peter Lomong (born July 6, 1996 in Kimotong, Budi County, Kapoeta State, South Sudan) is a South Sudanese-American runner competing for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. His elder brother Lopez Lomong also competed for Northern Arizona University.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Peter Lomong was born on July 6, 1996 to Rita Namana and Longoyathiya Lomongom. He belongs to the Buya tribe of southeastern South Sudan. After emigrating to the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya, Lomong attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.
References[edit | edit source]
- Lomong, Lopez, and Mark Tabb. 2012. Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 9781595555151
- Cody Bashore. 2017. Learning to love running, NAU's Peter Lomong makes a name for himself.
- Peter Lomong at IAAF
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