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Peter Lomong

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Peter Lomong
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-07-06) July 6, 1996 (age 22)
Kimotong, South Sudan
Sport
SportLong-distance running
Event(s)400 m – 5 km
College teamNorthern 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.[1] After emigrating to the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya, Lomong attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

Peter Lomong's younger brother, Alex Lomong, runs for Ohio State University.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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
  2. Cody Bashore. 2017. Learning to love running, NAU's Peter Lomong makes a name for himself.

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