20 Nov '14, 8pm

South Sudanese Runner Hoping to Crowdfund His Way to 2016 Olympics - Runner's World Newswire

Guor Mading Maker, a former “Lost Boy” of Sudan who made history by competing in the 2012 Olympic Games as an “Independent Athlete” under the Olympic flag, is hoping to represent South Sudan at the 2016 Olympic Games, and is seeking support via crowdfunding to help get him there. Mading Maker is hoping to raise $25,000 via the website GoFundMe that would go toward funding his training for the next two years, and also help him realize his goal of helping train South Sudan’s next generation of runners. Mading Maker is planning to move to Iten, Kenya next month to train at altitude with some of the world’s best runners. He would like to bring five or six promising South Sudanese runners with him to help them focus on training and get high-level coaching. He hopes to choose the South Sudanese athletes by holding a selection race between January and March 2015, but notes that t...

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